Estimating the Duration of Speciation from Phylogenies

  title={Estimating the Duration of Speciation from Phylogenies},
  author={Rampal S. Etienne and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Morlon and Amaury Lambert},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
Speciation is not instantaneous but takes time. The protracted birth-death diversification model incorporates this fact and predicts the often observed slowdown of lineage accumulation toward the present. The mathematical complexity of the protracted speciation model has barred estimation of its parameters until recently a method to compute the likelihood of phylogenetic branching times under this model was outlined (Lambert et al. ). Here, we implement this method and study using simulated… CONTINUE READING
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