Critiquing blind dating: the dangers of over-confident date estimates in comparative genomics.

@article{Wheat2013CritiquingBD,
  title={Critiquing blind dating: the dangers of over-confident date estimates in comparative genomics.},
  author={Christopher W Wheat and Niklas Wahlberg},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={636-42}
}
Phylogenomic advances provide more rigorous estimates for the timing of evolutionary divergences than previously available (e.g., Bayesian relaxed-clock estimates with soft fossil constraints). However, because many family-level clades and higher, as well as model species within those clades, have not been included in phylogenomic studies, the literature presents temporal estimates likely harboring substantial errors. Blindly using such dates can substantially retard scientific advancement. We… CONTINUE READING
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