Did humans descend from SPONGES? The humble creature is our deepest ancestor, statistical analysis suggests



It's one of biology's most-heated debates – what are the origins of animals?
Now, researchers have waded into the debate with a new study, suggesting that the humble sponge may be our earliest ancestor.
The findings cast doubt on previous studies, which have suggested that complex comb jellies may be the oldest lineage of living animals.
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SPONGES VS JELLIES  In the study, the researchers used a new statistical technique to test whether evolutionary models can effectively describe the genetic datasets used to study early animal evolution.
Their analysis revealed that,... read more

 
30 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 50
Source: Daily Mail
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