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The timetree of life

Author: S Blair Hedges; Sudhir Kumar
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive reference source on the evolution of life, especially the family tree of organisms and when they originated in time. More than 100 experts on different organisms have distilled the latest research on the evolution of life, primarily from analyses of gene sequences but also from the fossil record. - ;The evolutionary history of life includes two primary components: phylogeny and timescale.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Timetree of life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)268792961
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Blair Hedges; Sudhir Kumar
ISBN: 9780191560156 0191560154 1282053256 9781282053250
OCLC Number: 320914412
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 551 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Contributors; I. INTRODUCTION; II. TIMETREES; Index.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: edited by S. Blair Hedges and Sudhir Kumar ; foreword by James D. Watson.

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This is a comprehensive reference source on the evolution of life, especially the family tree of organisms and when they originated in time. More than 100 experts on different organisms have  Read more...

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