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Drosophile/ C. elegans / vertebrate divergence date?

Eddy Sean sre at al.cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 1 16:16:31 EST 1994

In article <3bent5$oes at cismsun.univ-lyon1.fr> duret at evoserv.univ-lyon1.fr (Laurent Duret) writes:
  >Does anyone know the divergence date between Drosophile, C. elegans and 
  >vertebrates ancestors?

Probably at the Cambrian explosion, ca. 530 million years ago. All (or
nearly all) the animal phyla seem to originate then. 

  > Bibliographic references would be appreciated.

My current favorite is:
  author =       "Andrew H. Knoll",
  title =        "The Early Evolution of Eukaryotes: A Geological Perspective",
  journal =      "Science",
  year =         1992,
  volume =       256,
  pages =        "622-627"

- Sean Eddy
- MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England
- sre at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

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