biology notes

Tree clouds are cloudograms

I hadn’t seen a tree cloud before. Interesting way to visualize uncertainty in phylogenetic trees. And they’re called cloudograms. Kind of funny 😁

biology articles

Endless larval forms most beautiful: what a larva is

This text is a section of my PhD thesis. The Latin word lārva means evil spirit, ghost or mask1. In the 18th century, the naturalist Carolus Linnaeus was the first to employ the word larva to describe a stage in the life of an animal in which its adult form is still hidden or masked […]