Biology Forum Evolution Evolution rate

last updated by Darby 17 years ago
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    • #7852
      roniadam
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      Hi all:

      How would you estimate the rate of evolution from a comparison of a pair of sequences that share a common ancestral sequence 1 million years ago?

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    • #74059
      Darby
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      If you know the interval, it’s just a matter of fitting the differences in sequence to your time gap.

      Usually it’s done the other way round – estimating the amount of independent sequence changes, then using the differences to estimate the time gap.

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