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An explicit Poisson-Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for the molecular clock in phylogenies

  title={An explicit Poisson-Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for the molecular clock in phylogenies},
  author={Fernando Marcon and Fernando Antoneli and M. R. Briones},
  journal={arXiv: Quantitative Methods},
  • Fernando Marcon, Fernando Antoneli, M. R. Briones
  • Published 2015
  • Mathematics, Biology
  • arXiv: Quantitative Methods
  • Divergence dates estimates are central to understand evolutionary processes and depend, in the case of molecular phylogenies, on tests for the molecular clock. Testing for global and local clocks generally compare a clock-constrained tree versus a non-clock tree (e.g. the likelihood ratio test). These tests verify the evolutionary rate homogeneity among taxa and usually employ the chi-square test for rejection/acceptance of the "clock-like" phylogeny. The paradox is that the molecular clock… CONTINUE READING


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