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Animals

Eukaryotes
Plants
Fungi

Flagellates

Ciliates
Slime moulds

Bacteria
Purple bacteria
Gram positives

Entamoebae

Microsporidia

Trichomonads
Diplomonads

Cyanobacteria
Flavobacteria
Green sulphur

bacteria

Green nonsulphur
bacteria

Archaebacteria

Euryarchaeota
Methanosarcina
Methanospirillum

Methanobacterium

Halobacterium
Halococcus
Archaeglobus

Methanococcus
Methanopyrus

Thermofilum

Thermotoga

Thermoproteus
Sulfolobus
Pyrodictium

Desulfurococcus

Crenarchaeota
Universal ancestor

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atmospheric oxygen level (%)

21%

time
(billions of years)
0%
4.5

formation of
the Earth

first
living
cells

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Cyanobacteria
first
photosynthetic
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origin of

first
eukaryotes
first aerobic
prokaryotes

origin of
multicellularity
in eukaryotes

present-day

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