Open Tree progress

The Open Tree of Life project includes periodic releases of OTT (Open Tree taxonomy) and the latest synthetic tree, as well as incremental addition of published phylogenetic trees. The timeline below shows the increase in the number of OTUs (operational taxonomic units) in various components. Note the large gap between the number of taxa in OTT and the number of taxa in our datastore (phylesystem) and the synthetic tree! Please help close this gap by adding published trees through our curator application.

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