Researchers Map Family Tree of Insects

Using a molecular dataset consisting of 144 carefully chosen species of insects, researchers from the 1KITE (1,000 Insect Transcriptome Evolution) project have constructed the most comprehensive insect family tree to date. What the 1KITE team found is that insects originated at the same time as the earliest terrestrial plants about 480 million years ago, suggesting [...] —> Read More Here


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