Phylogenetic Tree PendantRegular price 126.00 €
This pendant is inspired by the phylogenetic tree drawn by Jillian Banfield's group at UC Berkeley (A new view of the tree of life, Nature Microbiology 1:16048 (2016)). A starburst style phylogenetic tree, it incorporates newly sequenced prokaryotic DNA from some unusual sources, including a salt crust from the Atacama Desert of Chile, a CO2-rich geyser system, and dolphin mouths. Resembling a bird, one tailfeather of the diagram represents the eukaryotes (you, your dog and the fungus on your bread) and all of the rest of the bird represents prokaryotes.
The phylogenetic tree pendant is 3 cm (1.2 inches) long and 1 cm (0.4 inches) wide. The bail for the chain is hidden behind the pendant
The pendant is 3D printed in solid bronze, 14K gold plated brass, or sterling silver, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long rose gold plated silver, gold plated silver chain, or silver chain to match*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.
For more information on phylogenetic trees, check out this blog post: A Short History of Phylogenetic Trees