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Figure 4

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

Figure 4

Partial reproduction of the single illustration in Darwin's Origin of Species of 1859 (6. ed. 1872). This famous diagram may have been inspired by corals (or coral-like organisms) as depicted in Figure 3 B, C. Darwin's five theories are added to the figure (1. to 5.), which illustrate the transformation and diversification of species, which originate from a common ancestor (A) [adapted from ref. 7].

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