The PEDIGREE of
Thioautotrophic Bacteria

     (species seen only in SYMBIOSIS with Riftia, apparently re-evolving frequently as hydrothermal vents come and go)

Female.

 Husband/Partner:       Subfamily Vestimentifera (Tubeworms)
 Child:       Genus Riftia (Giant Tubeworm)
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/-- Earth of Eoarchean Era   +====> [ 37]
/-- Non-reproducing Precursor Organ.
/-- Earliest life
| or: polyamide nucleic acid
| or: glycol nucleic acid or: threose ...
/  \-- Montmorillonite-based Vesicles
/-- Earlier life (Based on RNA)
/-- Earlier Life (Based on RNA and Protein)
/-- Last Universal Ancestor of Present Life
/-- Proto-Bacteria (Traditional Model)
/-- Glycobacteria (Traditional Model)
/-- Gracilicutes (Traditional Model)
/   | OR: Subkingdom Hydrobacteria   +====> [ 45]
/-- Clade of Proteobacteria & Planctobacteria
/-- Phylum Proteobacteria (purple bacteria & kin)
/-- Class Gammaproteobacteria
/-- Order Chromatiales (Purple sulfur bacteria)
/-- Family Chromatiaceae
/-- Genus Allochromatium (Symbiotic Sulfur Bacteria)
/  
- Thioautotrophic Bacteria
\-- ?
 

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