Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 64, Issue 6, pp 702–705 | Cite as

The Variance of Coalescent Time Estimates from DNA Sequences



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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and EvolutionUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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