Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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Martin, A. P. 2007. Molecular Clocks. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
Molecules such as proteins and DNA evolve over time as a consequence of the fixation of mutations to DNA. Molecular evolution has been shown to be approximately constant across species, a phenomenon known as the molecular clock.
- rate of molecular evolution;
- evolutionary history;