Genetic Divergence among Fishes of the Eastern Pacific and the Caribbean: Support for the Molecular Clock.

@article{Vawter1980GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic Divergence among Fishes of the Eastern Pacific and the Caribbean: Support for the Molecular Clock.},
  author={A Thomas Vawter and Richard H Rosenblatt and George C. Gorman},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1980},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={705-711}
}
The concept of a molecular clock is certainly controversial among evolutionary biologists. Simply stated, the hypothesis predicts that the rate of amino acid substitutions between any pair of taxa is relatively regular and reflects the divergence time between the taxa. The substitutions can be measured directly, by sequencing proteins, or indirectly, by such techniques as immunological or electrophoretic comparisons. The molecular clock is a prediction of the neutrality hypothesis of molecular… CONTINUE READING