About Tree of Life web project
Tree of Life (ToL) project is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics. ToL pages are linked to one another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things. Once the EOL has established its infrastructure for disseminating species page content through web services, ToL will concentrate on collecting content about supra-specific taxa and phylogenetic relationships between species.