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Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: The case of nothofagus (Fagales)

Sauquet, Herve; Ho, Simon; Gandolfo, Maria A.; Jordan, Gregory J.; Wilf, Peter; Cantrill, David J; Bayly, Michael J; Bromham, Lindell; Brown, Gillian K; Carpenter, Raymond J.; Lee, Daphne M.; Murphy, Daniel; Sniderman, J.M. Kale; Udovicic, Frank


Although temporal calibration is widely recognized as critical for obtaining accurate divergence-time estimates using molecular dating methods, few studies have evaluated the variation resulting from different calibration strategies. Depending on the information available, researchers have often used primary calibrations from the fossil record or secondary calibrations from previous molecular dating studies. In analyses of flowering plants, primary calibration data can be obtained from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Systematic Biology
DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syr116


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