Topic: Tree of Life

A tree of life grows in Texas

April 9, 2012
A tree of life grows in Texas

Computer scientist Tandy Warnow uses a Texas Advanced Computing Center supercomputer to create a more accurate evolutionary history.

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Simulating the universe for movie fans

Oct. 7, 2011
Simulating the universe for movie fans

Astronomy Professor Volker Bromm talks about the cosmic dark ages, first light and how his research was tapped for the film "Tree of Life."

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Method for Computing Evolutionary Trees Could Revolutionize Evolutionary Biology

June 18, 2009

Detailed, accurate evolutionary trees that reveal the relatedness of living things can now be determined much faster and for thousands of species with a computing method developed by computer scientists and a biologist at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Amazonian Amphibian Diversity Traced to Andes

March 10, 2009

Colorful poison frogs in the Amazon owe their great diversity to ancestors that leapt into the region from the Andes Mountains several times during the last 10 million years, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests.

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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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