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The Tree of Life (ToL) is a collaborative project of hundreds of content contributors. Most of these contributors are professional scientists and experts in the areas they write about, and many of the materials provided on the site have been peer-reviewed or approved by professional science editors. However, the ToL also accepts treehouse contributions from non-specialists, which may not have been reviewed before publication. For instructions on how to evaluate the reliability of the information provided by different categories of ToL resources, please refer to the pages about Tree of Life Quality Assurance.

The ToL makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy and validity of the information on its web site. Any views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Tree of Life Project or any of its sponsors or affiliates. Hyperlinks to other web sites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in those other web sites on the part of the ToL staff or contributors. ToL materials are provided without any fee or cost, and no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual ToL contributors or administrators.

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