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The impact of calibration and clock-model choice on molecular estimates of divergence times

Duchene, Sebastian; Lanfear, Robert; Ho, Simon

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Phylogenetic estimates of evolutionary timescales can be obtained from nucleotide sequence data using the molecular clock. These estimates are important for our understanding of evolutionary processes across all taxonomic levels. The molecular clock needs to be calibrated with an independent source of information, such as fossil evidence, to allow absolute ages to be inferred. Calibration typically involves fixing or constraining the age of at least one node in the phylogeny, enabling the ages...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74205
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.05.032

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