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Principles of crucifer evolution

Beilstein, Mark [1], Mathews, Sarah [2].

Divergence dates in Brassicales: a focus on fossils.

Several analyses of molecular divergence dates exist for Brassicales. While some of the dates inferred agree among analyses, others vary significantly, suggesting underlying differences to the methods and data employed. We focus on fossil calibrations, one of the most important factors known to affect the age range of inferred divergence dates. A careful re-examination of the potential set of fossils for calibration and their use in published analyses provides insight into the issues surrounding divergence dating in the order.

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1 - University of Arizona, School of Plant Sciences, 1140 E. South Campus Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA
2 - Harvard University, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA

Arabidopsis thaliana
divergence dates

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C4
Location: Delaware C/Hyatt
Date: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Time: 2:15 PM
Number: C4004
Abstract ID:891

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