Insects Originated 480 Million Years Back: Study

November 8, 2014 12:57 PM

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Insects Originated 480 Million Years Back: Study

More than 100 scientists across the globe have put in their molecular, computational biology, paleontology, and taxonomic expertise to know more about when major groups of insects have evolved.

Using the genetic data, the study researchers traced the origin of insects to more than 400 million years ago. Team leader Bernhard Misof of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Germany shared that the two-thirds of all known animal species are insects.

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