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Discovering The Tree Of Life: NSF Awards Grants To Discover The Relationships Of 1.75 Million Species

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November 19, 2002
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One of the most profound ideas to emerge in modern science is Charles Darwin's concept that all of life, from the smallest microorganism to the largest vertebrate, is connected through genetic relatedness in a vast genealogy. This "Tree of Life" summarizes all we know about biological diversity and underpins much of modern biology, yet many of its branches remain poorly known and unresolved.

One of the most profound ideas to emerge in modern science is Charles Darwin's concept that all of life, from the smallest microorganism to the largest vertebrate, is connected through genetic relatedness in a vast genealogy. This "Tree of Life" summarizes all we know about biological diversity and underpins much of modern biology, yet many of its branches remain poorly known and unresolved.


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National Science Foundation. "Discovering The Tree Of Life: NSF Awards Grants To Discover The Relationships Of 1.75 Million Species." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 November 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021119072846.htm>.
National Science Foundation. (2002, November 19). Discovering The Tree Of Life: NSF Awards Grants To Discover The Relationships Of 1.75 Million Species. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021119072846.htm
National Science Foundation. "Discovering The Tree Of Life: NSF Awards Grants To Discover The Relationships Of 1.75 Million Species." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021119072846.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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