The central tree-like trend in the phylogenetic forest of life. The circles show genomes of extant species and the grey tree in the background shows the statistical central trend in the data. For the purpose of illustration, the figure shows an 'FOL' made of 16 trees with 20 deviations from the central tree-like pattern.
Puigbò et al. BMC Biology 2013 11:46 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-46