Phylogenetic tree

Image: Phylogenetic tree

Caption: A representation of the universal phylogenetic tree illustrating possible web-like connections resulting from lateral transfer of genetic material. In further support of cholera's deep-sea ancestry, Yan Boucher and Ford Doolittle of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Dalhousie University have shown that V. cholerae is related to archaea. Archaea are also microorganisms associated with hydrothermal vents. Source: Adapted from Y. Boucher and W.F. Doolittle, NSF Art


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