Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Educational video on the Tree of Life

In the blog of Jun-Hoe Lee, a former visiting student in my lab, I found this interesting video from Yale university on the Tree of Life and the efforts to reconstruct it.


I think it is a good piece for popular communication of science and conveys pretty reasonably well the problem. Of course, there are simplifications and some important aspects such as that of horizontal transfer of genes, symbioses, and their effects on the tree are not covered, but it provides an attractive and educational introduction to the problem of assembling the tree of life. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Although I've to mention that I came upon the video from an old blog post by Johnathan Eisen, and decided to expand on it.