Phylogenetic Tree PendantRegular price 92.00 €
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 sterling silver, bronze, or 14K gold plated brass and finished with a sterling silver, rose gold-plated silver or gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.
For more information on phylogenetic trees, check out this blog post: A Short History of Phylogenetic Trees