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Molecular dating when rates vary

Welch, John J.; Bromham, Lindell

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Molecular-dating techniques potentially enable us to estimate the time of origin of any biological lineage. Such techniques were originally premised on the assumption of a 'molecular clock'; that is, the assumption that genetic change accumulated steadily over time. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that constant rates of molecular evolution might be the exception rather than the rule. Recently, new methods have appeared that enable the incorporation of variable rates into molecular...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35034
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2005.02.007

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