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I Don't Get It But..

Postby vms » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:14 pm

.. I guess some of you will.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyat ... idden-gem/
If You Look Closely at the New “Tree of Life,” You’ll Find This Hidden Gem
April 13, 2016 by Hemant Mehta 18 Comments

You may have heard that scientists recently proposed a new “Tree of Life” in the journal Nature Microbiology:



Science aside, there’s a nifty little easter egg in the Eukaryotes section:



Well played, scientists :)
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Re: I Don't Get It But..

Postby zilch » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:49 am

That's pretty funny. It's even funnier when you learn that Loki and Thor are real names of critters.
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Re: I Don't Get It But..

Postby vms » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:42 am

Yeah, someone mentioned that in the comments.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyat ... 2621961949
Sorry, but when you check the supplimentary figures it explains that those are legit phyla of archaea
Loki: Lokiarchaeota
Thor: Thorarchaeota
Granted, these phyla could very well be named after Loki and Thor. Scientists have been known to pick humorous names for things we discover.

Although I still don't get it.
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