Major lessons of the “Big Tree” of Life.


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Textbook readings

Chapter 7, pages 85-88


Notes, Comments and Updates

What's the point?

  1. To be able to describe the "Universal" 5-Domain molcular phylogenetic tree in general terms
  2. To be able to describe how the Archaea as a group emerge as a coherent Domain from this tree.
  3. To be able to describe how macroscopic organisms (plants, animals and fungi) fit into the 3-Domain tree.
  4. To be able to describe how "Gram-positive Bacteria" fit into the bacterial part of the 3-Domain tree.
  5. To be able to describe the endosymbiont theory, and how the 3-Domain tree verifies this theory.