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Tree imbalance causes a bias in phylogenetic estimation of evolutionary timescales using heterochronous sequences

Duchene, David; Duchene, Sebastian; Ho, Simon

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Phylogenetic estimation of evolutionary timescales has become routine in biology, forming the basis of a wide range of evolutionary and ecological studies. However, there are various sources of bias that can affect these estimates. We investigated whether tree imbalance, a property that is commonly observed in phylogenetic trees, can lead to reduced accuracy or precision of phylogenetic timescale estimates. We analysed simulated data sets with calibrations at internal nodes and at the tips,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71160
Source: Molecular Ecology Resources
DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12352

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