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Molecular Clocks and Explosive Radiations

Bromham, Lindell


Molecular data are ideal for exploring evolutionary history because of its universality, stochasticity, and abundance. These features provide a means of exploring the evolutionary history of all organisms (including those that do not tend to leave fossils), potentially within a statistical framework that allows testing of evolutionary hypotheses. However, the discrepancy between molecular and paleontological dates for three key "explosive" radiations inferred from the fossil record - the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Molecular Evolution
DOI: 10.1007/s00239-003-0002-7


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