Maximum Likelihood Analysis Question

Ron Kagan rkagan at
Mon Aug 19 11:51:26 EST 1996

For those of you who have used maximum likelihood analysis (DNAML and
DNAMLK of Felsenstein's Phylip package): What level of significance do
you use for the likelihood ratio between the log likelihoods w and w/o
the molecular clock, to reject the null hypothesis of the molecular
clock?  Is p<0.05 still the standard, or should I use a stricter criteria


Ron Kagan

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                        - Samuel Adams, 1776

Ron M. Kagan, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA
rkagan at

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