Dating branches on the tree of life using DNA.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The use of DNA sequences to estimate the timing of evolutionary events is increasingly popular, although it is fraught with practical difficulties. But the exponential growth of relevant information and improved methods of analysis are providing increasingly reliable sequence-derived dates, and it may become possible to reconcile fossil-derived and molecular estimates of divergence times within the next few years.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wray, GA

Published Date

  • January 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • REVIEWS0001 -

PubMed ID

  • 11806830

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC150454

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1474-760X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1474-7596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/gb-2001-3-1-reviews0001


  • eng