Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 64, Issue 6, pp 702-705

First online:

The Variance of Coalescent Time Estimates from DNA Sequences

  • Richard R. HudsonAffiliated withDepartment of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago Email author 

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A method for estimating the variance of a simple estimate of the time of the most recent common ancestor of a sample of sequences is described.


Coalescent time Most recent common ancestor Estimation DNA sequences