Mol Evol and Mol Biol dilemma

Marc Robinson robinson at acnuc.univ-lyon1.fr
Fri Jan 17 06:54:09 EST 1997


In article <32DEAB90.5469 at t10.lanl.gov>, Brian Foley <btf at t10.lanl.gov> writes:
>John Demboski wrote:
[...]
>a molecular biologist may use the fossil record, and "molecular
>clock" information to look at a bias in mutation rates of 
>CpG dinucleotides due to DNA methylation patterns

I would say that someone doing this is a molecular evolutionist.

I would also say that molecular evolution is a young science which
necessitates knowledge from a number of other sciences, such as
molecular biology, population genetics, systematics, etc, but that
it is none of these.

Marc
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