Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 64, Issue 6, pp 702–705

The Variance of Coalescent Time Estimates from DNA Sequences


DOI: 10.1007/s00239-006-0261-1

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Hudson, R.R. J Mol Evol (2007) 64: 702. doi:10.1007/s00239-006-0261-1


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 timeMost recent common ancestorEstimationDNA sequences

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and EvolutionUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA