Topic: Evolutionary tree

Sodium Channels Evolved Before Animals' Nervous Systems, Research Shows

May 17, 2011

An essential component of animal nervous systems -- sodium channels -- evolved prior to the evolution of those systems, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.

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New Ant Species Discovered in the Amazon Likely Represents Oldest Living Lineage of Ants

Sept. 16, 2008

A new species of blind, subterranean, predatory ant discovered in the Amazon rainforest by University of Texas at Austin evolutionary biologist Christian Rabeling is likely a descendant of the very first ants to evolve.

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Scientists map the evolutionary relationships for all life on the planet

March 3, 2008

In the beginning

Ed Theriot’s contributions to the Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL) project—“the story of life on Earth, in a nutshell”—often begin pretty humbly.

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