April 11, 2016 at 09:00PM on Facebook
“It’s a humbling thing to behold. All the eukaryotes, from humans to flowers to amoebae, fit on a slender twig. The new study supported previous findings that eukaryotes and archaea are closely related. But overshadowing those lineages is a sprawling menagerie of bacteria.
“Remarkably, the scientists didn’t have to go to extreme places to find many of their new lineages. ‘Meadow soil is one of the most microbially complex environments on the planet,’ Dr. Hug said.”
Scientists Unveil New ‘Tree of Life’