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Metabolic rate does not calibrate the molecular clock

Lanfear, Robert; Thomas, Jessica; Welch, John J.; Brey, Thomas; Bromham, Lindell


Rates of molecular evolution vary widely among lineages, but the causes of this variation remain poorly understood. It has been suggested that mass-specific metabolic rate may be one of the key factors determining the rate of molecular evolution, and that it can be used to derive "corrected" molecular clocks. However, previous studies have been hampered by a paucity of mass-specific metabolic rate data and have been largely limited to vertebrate taxa. Using mass-specific metabolic rate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0703359104


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