Reshaping Darwin’s Tree of Life

Photo: Australian Institute of Marine Science

The coral Stylophora has a symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic dinoflagellate algae. The coral body is also full of myriad microbes.

In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species. Now, scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and their international collaborators want to reshape Darwin’s tree.

A new era in science has emerged without a clear path to portraying …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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