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20 Oct

A static view of the tree of life

Onezoom.org is an effort o display all of life and its relationship with one another in a single ‘zoomable’ phylogenetic tree. Currently one the mammalian branch of this tree is available, but it is still extraordinarily interesting and gives an idea of the grand scope of the project. Here’s an introductory video showing the intent of the project and why the organizers developed it in the way that they did.

Here’s a link to the site itself where you can try out the viewer. — By the way, +1 point on the upcoming chapter 5 quiz for any of my students who try this out and can email me a screenshot of where humans fit into this tree. I realize this requires you to go to the site, try out the viewer, find humans AND work out a way to visually document that -but there it is.

http://www.onezoom.org

I would like to thank nothinginbiology.org for pointing me toward this resource. I tried to reblog their post, but I ran into some silly technical problems and found it easier just to write up something myself.

OneZoom

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Posted by on October 20, 2012 in Education, Uncategorized

 

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