tree of life
A New Basal Animal
A New Basal Animal
Ruth Williams | Dec 12, 2013
Comb jellies take their place on the oldest branch of the animal family tree.  
New Giant Viruses Break Records
New Giant Viruses Break Records
Jef Akst | Jul 22, 2013
Two newly discovered giant viruses are bigger than many bacteria and carry massive and largely unique genomes that hint at new branches of life.
Opinion: One Microbe’s 15 Minutes
David Smith | Jul 3, 2012
The recently hyped amoeba-flagellate Collodictyon has many secrets to tell about early eukaryotic evolution.
A New Branch of Life?
Jef Akst | May 1, 2012
Researchers investigate a microorganism that may warrant a new eukaryotic kingdom in the classification of life.