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← Tree of Life Project Aims for Every Twig and Leaf

Michael Gray's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Michael Gray

The formula that assume that species form a tree is bound to fail, as the true structure is more like a ragged net, or rete.

Vis: some species split and then recombine in some way later down the track, formed a closed polygon. This cannot be visualised by a pure tree structure.

I fear this effort is doomed, if they don't take this basic fact into account.

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:40:04 UTC | #945643