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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New domain?

A new domain of life

Plenty more bugs in the sea
Tantalising evidence is emerging of a serious gap in biologists' understanding of the diversity of life on Earth

LIFE, like Caesar's Gaul, is divided into three parts. The Linnaean system of classification, with its prescriptive hierarchy of species, genus, family, order, class, phylum and kingdom, ultimately lumps everything alive into one of three giant groups known as domains.