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A Rooted Tree Might Be Key To Understanding Bacterial Evolution

News   May 07, 2021 | Original story from University of Bristol

 
A Rooted Tree Might Be Key To Understanding Bacterial Evolution

Tracing the vertical and horizontal lines of bacterial evolution back to the root. Gene transfers (movement of genes between bacterial lineages) have hampered traditional efforts to study bacterial evolution in deep time. Coleman et al. used a new method that combines the vertical and horizontal components of bacterial evolution to draw inferences about the nature of the earliest bacteria and the deepest divides in the bacterial tree. Credit: Gergely J. Szöllősi

 
 
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