Calibration and error in placental molecular clocks: a conservative approach using the cetartiodactyl fossil record.

@article{Tuinen2004CalibrationAE,
  title={Calibration and error in placental molecular clocks: a conservative approach using the cetartiodactyl fossil record.},
  author={Marcel van Tuinen and Elizabeth A. Hadly},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={2004},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={200-8}
}
The nature of the molecular and fossil record and their limitations must be ascertained in order to gain the most precise and accurate evolutionary timescale using genetic information. Yet the majority of such timescales are based on point estimates using fossils or the molecular clock. Here we document from the primary literature minimum and maximum fossil age estimates of the divergence of whales from artiodactyls, a commonly used anchor point for calibrating both mitogenomic and… CONTINUE READING

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