Four nucleotide evolutionary tree with links to the macroscopic kingdoms

The Four Nucleotide Evolution

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No evolution of life has been found on any other planet so far that is richer than this. There are nine kingdoms altogether, three of which are macroscopic, four of which are photosynthetic with various rhodopsiods.

This evolution has both some of the largest and the smallest organisms on the planet. The largest land animals, the largest aquatic animals, the largest aquatic plants are all in this evolution. The smallest bacteria and viruses are from this evolution. The bacteria of this evolution are as small as those that evolved on either Mars, Europa, Naiho, Centorin or Kinunde.

This evolution does not produce cellulose or many complex carbohydrates. They produce more varieties of lipids than all other known evolutions of life combined. They use lipids in more ways than any other biochemistry. Their structural elements are usually protein, lipo-protein or mineral-filled protein. They are the main source of limestone on the planet and build deposits of limestone on land that was never under water.

The evolution that did not produce cell nuclei, also didn't produce much in the way of central nervous systems. Their nerves are the slowest of any evolution because the cells are small and the bodies are large. Very few of the phyla have any members smarter than jellyfish, and many of the plants are as intelligent as the animals. There are none as smart as an octopus and few as smart as a toad.

They do have some species of insect level intelligence, the dtairs, that may be as small as rotifer. Whole social communities of them may live on the body of another member of the phylum, one that is large enough to be seen with the naked eye.

The most intelligent members of the evolution, but still too dumb to be house broken, are the millitentacloids. The least intelligent big animals can be easily controlled by hormone or sense organs. The biochemistry of this evolution is easy to re-program genetically and is the most engineered evolution of life in human space. A good deal of the bioengineering was done before humans on any other planet could write.

Engineered species in this evolution produce some of the staples of modern life. They produce the carbon fiber used in crystal and most of the alcohol burned as fuel. They produce the micro-structure that is glass filled and leached out to form pneumatic sound equipment. They process most industrial waste and produce a substantial percentage of the plastic used on Kassidor.

[Do not picture lots of piping and technicians looking at dials and valves, there is a girl beside a caldron with some wood embers under it, picking a film off it with a stick. There's a rack of more of those films drying in the background. It's in a dark stone and wood basement lit by a candle. There is a shelf covered with dusty vials with wooden or glass stoppers behind her.]

Before humans arrived, the six nucleotide evolution completely dominated the biosphere. The human need for nutrients found only in the four nucleotide evolution has a lot to do with balancing the evolutions since the mass extinctions of the energy age. Most of the exterminated species, classes and even phyla were in the six nucleotide evolution.

Human intervention in the four nucleotide evolution has been more extensive and began earlier. This biochemistry is simpler to re-program than the six nucleotide and the results have been spectacular. In some basins lon is the staple crop of vast and dense human populations. In addition to the lonoids; klizhorns, tumuf and many fish have proliferated after domestication. The klizhorn is a genus in the chuff class, but because it is kept in human gardens, it's members outweigh all other members of the tentacloid phylum combined.

Most of Kassidor's oceans are now covered by the wildhull, a lonid plant re-programmed to produce boat hulls. It grows wild on salty water now and has made the three remaining oceans into endless plains of floating jungle. The layer below is filled with tentacoids, millitentacloids and megamillitentacloids in populations that haven't been seen for billions of years. In these floating swamps the six nucleotide evolution is clearly in the minority, but claw-woods and even hangleaves grow in the leaf-litter that collects in the hulls, lumins eat their leaves and nyobba and even hyadune hunt their branches.

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