Divergence time estimates for major cephalopod groups: evidence from multiple genes

  title={Divergence time estimates for major cephalopod groups: evidence from multiple genes},
  author={Jan M. Strugnell and Jennifer A. Jackson and Alexei J. Drummond and Alan Cooper},
This is the first study to use both molecular and fossil data to date the divergence of taxa within the coleoid cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish). A dataset including sequences from three nuclear and three mitochondrial genes (3415 bp in total) was used to investigate the evolutionary divergences within the group. Divergence time analyses were performed using the Thorne/Kishino method of analysis which allows multiple constraints from the fossil record and permits rates of molecular… 

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