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University of California - Santa Barbara

Research Shows that Students Have Better Comprehension When the Trunks Angle Down to the Right

Caption: Although images in textbooks generally represent phylogenetic trees with trunks angling up and to the right, research shows that students have better comprehension when the trunks angle down to the right.

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