December 5, 2017

An article published in the journal “Current Biology” describes a research that through a cutting-edge statistical analysis tested evolutionary models commonly used in the field of phylogenetics to understand which is the most ancient group of animals that appeared on Earth. A team of researchers concluded that it’s the group of sponges (photo ©Yoruno), confirming some previous research and contradicting others that indicated ctenophores as the oldest in a dispute that’s been going on for years.