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Exploring the Entire Tree of Life

Tree proposed by Open Tree of Life

~2.2 Million species

This tree results from the 'Open Tree of Life' community project that aims at combining phylogenetic data and taxonomic information into a comprehensive Tree of Life. The current version (7.0) contains 2,146,904 tips.

Tree simplified from NCBI taxonomy

~800,000 species

This 'large public' tree is a reduction of the whole NCBI taxonomy. It only shows species (no strains, environmental samples, unidentified species, etc.). It displays a descritption and picture retrieved from Wikipedia when clicking on the tips and nodes.

Complete NCBI taxonomy

~1.4 Million species

The NCBI taxonomic tree represents the relationships between all species/strains that have at least one sequence in the NCBI/Entrez database. It is curated and validated by expert taxonomists and is updated regularly.
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