Origin of Life

Theories and evidence for chemical biopoieses


Two alternative views on the relationship of the major lineages (omitting viruses) based on phylogenies of Life on Earth (right - click to enlarge image).

The Cyanobacterial radiation within the Eubacteria consists of several lineages of phyletically (morphologically and genetically) related organisms. Several of these organisms show a striking resemblance to fossil counterparts (images). [R]

. . . origin of site 10/06/06