Bacterial Classification May be More Elusive than Previously Thought

Prof. Olga Zhaxybayeva's work on the classification of microorganisms has revealed that classifying microorganisms is more complicated than previously thought.  Her paper, A null model For mcrobial diversification published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, shows that a simple birth-death cycle of cells may explain grouping patterns.

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