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English: A phylogenetic tree of life, showing the relationship between species whose genomes had been sequenced as of 2006. The very center represents the last universal ancestor of all life on earth. The different colors represent the three domains of life: pink represents eukaryota (animals, plants and fungi); blue represents bacteria; and green represents archaea. Note the presence of Homo sapiens (humans) second from the rightmost edge of the pink segment. The light and dark bands along the edge correspond to clades: the rightmost light red band is Metazoa, with dark red Ascomycota to its left, and light blue Firmicutes to its right.[1]
English: The image was generated using iTOL: Interactive Tree Of Life, an online phylogenetic tree viewer and Tree Of Life resource. SVG retraced image from ITOL Tree of life.jpg[2]
Author Ivica Letunic: Iletunic. Retraced by Mariana Ruiz Villarreal: LadyofHats
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  1. Ciccarelli, FD (2006). "Toward automatic reconstruction of a highly resolved tree of life.". Science 311(5765): 1283-7.
  2. Letunic, I (2007). "Interactive Tree Of Life (iTOL): an online tool for phylogenetic tree display and annotation.". Bioinformatics 23(1): 127-8.

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