The tree of life has its roots in Jena

(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Drawing on Darwin's theory of evolution, Ernst Haeckel created the first Darwinian phylogenetic 'tree of life' of organisms exactly 150 years ago in Jena, and published it in his major work, the 'General morphology of organisms'. In the current issue of the journal Nature, the historians of science and science education, Professor Uwe Hoßfeld und Dr. Georgy S. Levit of Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany, commemorate this anniversary.