distances in years

Andrew Rambaut andrew.rambaut at zoology.oxford.ac.uk
Thu May 20 10:05:16 EST 1999


In article <7hv5ku$8uh at net.bio.net>, Mike Syvanen <syvanen at ucdavis.edu>
wrote:

> Don't even try to calibrate a PAUP tree with years.  I have looked into
> this and it shouldn't be done. ( I presume you are trying to calibrate a PAUP
> phylogram and not a cladogram.)  This is what you should do.  Construct
> a

I guess by PAUP tree you mean parsimony tree. PAUP (4) can do NJ and ML
trees which are suitable for calibration. Of course if he has a
hypothesis to test he will need some measure of error which PAUP can't
do.

Andrew




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