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Finding the roots and early branches of the tree of life

A study published in PLoS Computational Biology maps the development of life-sustaining chemistry to the history of early life. Researchers Rogier Braakman and Eric Smith of the Santa Fe Institute traced the six methods of carbon fixation seen in modern life back to a single ancestral form. read more
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A new computational method for timing the tree of life

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

With its deeply embedded roots, sturdy trunk and dense profusion of branches, the Tree of Life is a structure of nearly unfathomable complexity and beauty. While major strides have been made to establish the evolutionary hierarchy e... Read Post

Early infant growth rate linked to composition of gut microbiota

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

The composition of gut microbiota in a new-born baby's gut has been linked to the rate of early infant growth, reports research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The findings support the assertion that the early dev... Read Post

Following life's chemistry to the earliest branches on the tree of life

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Scientists have traced the development of life-sustaining chemistry to the earliest forms of life on Earth. Read Post


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