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Figure 12

From: From the scala naturae to the symbiogenetic and dynamic tree of life

Figure 12

The tree-like "Synade-model of macroevolution", taking into account all five Kingdoms of life on Earth. According to this theory, symbiogenesis (primary and secondary endosymbiotic events), (directional) natural selection, and the (internal heat-driven) dynamic Earth were and still are key drivers of macroevolution on our "planet of the bacteria" [adapted and modified from ref. 62].

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