I am a struggling newbie to the molecular evolution field, and I was
wondering what exactly is the significance of a particular genetic
distance value? Is this essentially a "percentage difference" estimate,
corrected for multiple hits, so that a value of say 0.03 means that the
sequences are recently divergent, whereas a value of 0.5 indicates a
longer period since a common ancestor?
Thanks for your help.
John M. Hawdon, Ph.D.
Medical Helminthology Laboratory
Yale University School of Medicine
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