The tree of life : The powerful mathematical idea at the heart of evolution

Thattai, Mukund (2018) The tree of life : The powerful mathematical idea at the heart of evolution. i wonder.... pp. 41-47. ISSN 2582-1636

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Abstract

The way in which all living things — from microscopic bacteria to human beings to giant sequoia — are related to one another follows a deep and unexpected mathematical pattern, which we now know as the 'tree of life'. This pattern was discovered by naturalists over centuries, but it was Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace who realized that it held the key to understanding the origin and diversity of life on Earth

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Thattai, Mukund
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological sciences, Charles Darwin, Science education
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2833
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