The Making of Calibration Sausage Exemplified by Recalibrating the Transcriptomic Timetree of Jawed Vertebrates

@article{Marjanovi2019TheMO,
  title={The Making of Calibration Sausage Exemplified by Recalibrating the Transcriptomic Timetree of Jawed Vertebrates},
  author={David Marjanovi{\'c}},
  journal={Frontiers in Genetics},
  year={2019},
  volume={12}
}
  • D. Marjanović
  • Published 27 December 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • Frontiers in Genetics
Molecular divergence dating has the potential to overcome the incompleteness of the fossil record in inferring when cladogenetic events (splits, divergences) happened, but needs to be calibrated by the fossil record. Ideally but unrealistically, this would require practitioners to be specialists in molecular evolution, in the phylogeny and the fossil record of all sampled taxa, and in the chronostratigraphy of the sites the fossils were found in. Paleontologists have therefore tried to help by… 

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