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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Sep 1, 1992; 89(17): 8322–8326.

Tempo and mode of evolution revealed from molecular phylogenies.


The analysis of the tempo and mode of evolution has a strong tradition in paleontology. Recent advances in molecular phylogenetic reconstruction make it possible to complement this work by using data from extant species.

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