Population size and molecular clock?

Mike Syvanen syvanen at ucdavis.edu
Wed Dec 30 18:17:23 EST 1998



"Jose Mª Muiño" wrote:

> Ludvig Mörtberg escribió en mensaje <7604h0$7d9 at net.bio.net>...
> >Does population size affect the speed with which the clock ticks?
>
>         I think so.

Wrong.  Molecular clocks are independent of population size.  see Jukes and
Cantor or Kimura (1969),  Wilson's  Ann Rev Biochem article (1975?) or Li's
textbook.






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