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Unformatted text preview: Describe some of the major distinctions Understand examples from class and book Rooting the tree of life o Why the rRNA tree of life cannot be rooted by analysis of modern organisms o Rooting the tree using duplicated genes Bacteria and archaea o Diversity of form Give some examples o Diversity of function Give some examples o Trophy/Nutrition o Phylogenetic Diversity Major groups of bacteria and archaea Know some features of each group o Lateral gene transfer Understand three described mechanisms (more detail in Ch 13.3) Understand implications and how to draw it on a tree What is metagenomics? o The challenge posed by organisms that cannot be cultured o How would one go about searching for a fourth domain of life? What is the Human Microbiome project? Do various parts of the human body have similar profiles of bacterial species?...
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