Explosion in number of known life forms

The Tree of Life just got bigger. University of Queensland scientists found thousands of organisms that don't into any known phylum. They acquired 7,280 bacterial genomes and 623 archaeal genomes, raising the number of known genomes by nearly 10 percent. Scientist Gene Tyson, who was part of the effort, said, "The real value of these genomes is that many are evolutionarily distinct from previously recovered genomes." [...]

Explosion in number of known life forms

A remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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University of Queensland scientists uncover an 'explosion' of new life forms

The Tree of Life just got bigger. University of Queensland scientists found thousands of organisms that don't into any known phylum. They acquired 7,280 bacterial genomes and 623 archaeal genomes, ...

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