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Construction and deconstruction: The influence of lateral gene transfer on the evolution of the Tree of Life

@inproceedings{OMalley2010ConstructionAD,
  title={Construction and deconstruction: The influence of lateral gene transfer on the evolution of the Tree of Life},
  author={Maureen A O'Malley},
  year={2010}
}
Efforts to construct the tree of life take their conceptual motivation from Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Until the advent of molecular biology, however, a universal tree of life was well beyond the scope of the data and methods of traditional organismal phylogeny. The rapid development of these methods and bodies of genetic sequence from the 1970s onwards resulted in major reclassifications of life and revived ambitions to represent all organismal lineages by one true tree of life… Expand
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