Phylogeny and beyond: Scientific, historical, and conceptual significance of the first tree of life

A fundamental breakthrough in biological science occurred in 1977, and most biologists did not notice: a paper by Professor of Microbiology Carl Woese that compared sequence snippets derived from small subunit rRNAs of different organisms.

A fundamental breakthrough in biological science occurred in 1977, and most biologists did not notice: a paper by Professor of Microbiology Carl Woese that compared sequence snippets derived from small subunit rRNAs of different organisms.

A robust retrospective of the 1977 paper in PNAS explores the accomplishments of Woese, including the research that led up to it, and its significant consequences in the biological sciences.

PNAS Classic Article
PNAS Classic Article - Classic Perspective

January 31, 2012 All News