Other kingdoms

Other kingdoms

Eukaryotes are the tip of the iceberg

There should be 35 trillion species of microbes. We've detected about a million. Tree of life:


Reveal where humans are. (right on the lower tip probably) Now get the audience to guess where a palm tree is. Wrong. It's right next door. Now a fungus. It's also next door. Insects, flowering plants, it's all right next door. It's all the eucayria. Archaea and bacteria are fuckig huge.