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'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released; U-M plays key role in project
September 18, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A first draft of the "tree of life" for the roughly 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released, and two University of Michigan (U-M) biologists played a key role in its creation.Full Story
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