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Using a universal tree to understand the diversity of key ecosystem players - major oxygen producers or carbon cyclers, for example - is also really critical. But Id also have to say that there is something really aesthetically appealing in understanding our microbial neighbors.
I would argue that theres been a lot of attention turning the telescopes up towards the sky to look at the incredibly diversity of galaxies, planets and suns, but when it comes to turning the microscope to our own planet, were still really far behind. Having a tree is really critical for trying to understand who our microbial neighbors are.