What is wrong with this picture?
© Robertson; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012
Received: 31 August 2012
Accepted: 3 September 2012
Published: 3 September 2012
We had reckoned however without the fluidity of phylogenetic classification. With the welcome addition of Peter Holland to our Editorial Board this month, we learn that according to the most recent version of the dendrogram we have two of the representative organisms on our tree the wrong way round. Before we change it, it would clearly be judicious to check whether other revisions are required; so we have left it as it is, and invite expert input as we research the literature for recent seismic changes in our understanding of phylogenetic relationships consequent on more sophisticated analysis and deeper sequencing of more genomes.
We shall be publishing a corrected image soon. Suggested adjustments should be supported by references.
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