Figure 1-38. Evolutionary relationships among some of the organisms mentioned in this book.

Figure 1-38Evolutionary relationships among some of the organisms mentioned in this book

The branches of the evolutionary tree show paths of descent but do not indicate by their length the passage of time. (Note, similarly, that the vertical axis of the diagram shows major categories of organisms and not time.)

From: From Single Cells to Multicellular Organisms

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Molecular Biology of the Cell. 3rd edition.
Alberts B, Bray D, Lewis J, et al.
New York: Garland Science; 1994.
Copyright © 1994, Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and James D Watson.

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