Ancient creature points to parallel evolution

 作者:裴悍勰     |      日期:2019-03-09 07:01:07
AN UPDATED family tree of the animal kingdom could radically change the way we think about the evolution of species. According to conventional thinking, simple animals, including sponges, jellyfish and corals, evolved step-by-step in a linear fashion into those with more complex bodies, such as mammals. Now Rob DeSalle of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and his colleagues have challenged this way of thinking. The team analysed DNA and other molecular evidence across the animal kingdom,