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A molecular timescale for vertebrate evolution
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The clock-like accumulation of sequence differences in some genes provides an alternative method by which the mean divergence time can be estimated, and the molecular times agree with most early and late fossil-based times, but indicate major gaps in the Mesozoic fossil record. Expand
TimeTree: a public knowledge-base of divergence times among organisms
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TimeTree brings time estimates from molecular data together in a consistent format and uses a hierarchical structure, corresponding to the tree of life, to maximize their utility. Expand
TimeTree: A Resource for Timelines, Timetrees, and Divergence Times.
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A major expansion of the TimeTree resource is reported, which more than triples the number of species and more thanTriple thenumber of studies assembled, which will lead to broader and better understanding of the interplay of the change in the biosphere with the diversity of species on Earth. Expand
Molecular Evidence for the Early Colonization of Land by Fungi and Plants
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Protein sequence analyses indicate that green algae and major lineages of fungi were present 1000 Ma and that land plants appeared by 700 Ma, possibly affecting Earth's atmosphere, climate, and evolution of animals in the Precambrian. Expand
Continental breakup and the ordinal diversification of birds and mammals
THE classical hypothesis for the diversification of birds and mammals proposes that most of the orders diverged rapidly in adaptive radiations after the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) extinction event 65Expand
Calibration of avian molecular clocks.
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The resulting time estimates indicate that many major clades of modern birds had their origins within the Cretaceous and suggests that modern birds may have coexisted with other avian lineages for an extended period during theCretaceous. Expand
The timetree of life
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The timetree of life is discovered and cladograms, phenograms, and phylograms are extended to include plants, fungi, and animals. Expand
Human and ape molecular clocks and constraints on paleontological hypotheses.
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New DNA sequences from nine protein-coding nuclear genes in great apes are added to existing datasets to increase the precision of molecular time estimates bearing on the evolutionary history of apes and humans and find that several proposed phylogenies of fossil hominoid taxa are unlikely to be correct. Expand
TimeTree2: species divergence times on the iPhone
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TimeTree2 is a public knowledgebase that enables data-driven access to the collection of peer-reviewed publications in molecular evolution and phylogenetics that have reported estimates of time of divergence between species. Expand
Placing confidence limits on the molecular age of the human-chimpanzee divergence.
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Bayesian and maximum likelihood analyses of neutral DNA substitutions show that the human-chimpanzee divergence is close to 20% of the ape-Old World monkey (OWM) divergence, and computer simulations suggest that the 95% confidence intervals obtained by using a multifactor bootstrap-resampling approach contain the true value with >95% probability, whether deviations from the molecular clock are random or correlated among lineages. Expand
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