The deep phylogeny problem and its consequences
Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute
Some of the most interesting and long-standing evolutionary questions concern relationships among ancient lineages. Molecular sequence data have not really provided the anticipated clear-cut answers to these questions. In general relationships that were cloaked in uncertainty based on traditional comparative anatomy remain uncertain when subjected to molecular approaches. I will present an overview of some of the difficulties associated with estimating relationships among ancient vertebrate lineages based on sequence comparisons.
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