What are evolutionary trees?
Topics coveredevolution and adaptation, conservation and sustainability
How to use this resource
- Play the ‘Watch and learn’ video with your class
- Pause at questions for pupils to discuss and feedback
How are the world’s plants and fungi related to each other and how have they evolved over time?
Linnaeus’s original system of classification grouped organisms by physical characteristics. Since then, advances in technology mean that we can now classify plants by their DNA sequences.
Find out how Kew’s Plant and Fungal Trees of Life (PAFTOL) project is using DNA sequencing technology to complete the evolutionary tree of life.
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