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Are pollen fossils useful for calibrating relaxed molecular clock dating of phylogenies? A comparative study using Myrtaceae

Thornhill, Andrew; Popple, Lindsay; Carter, Richard; Ho, Simon; Crisp, Michael

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The identification and application of reliable fossil calibrations represents a key component of many molecular studies of evolutionary timescales. In studies of plants, most paleontological calibrations are associated with macrofossils. However, the pollen record can also inform age calibrations if fossils matching extant pollen groups are found. Recent work has shown that pollen of the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, can be classified into a number of morphological groups that are synapomorphic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64482
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.12.003

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