Molecular Evolution: Rates
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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Bromham, L. 2008. Molecular Evolution: Rates. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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The pace of molecular change is generally more even than morphological evolution, yet there is clearly variation in molecular evolution rate between biological lineages. The causes of this rate variation are still largely unknown, but may be influenced by species characteristics, population structure and evolutionary processes.
- molecular clock;
- relative rates;
- generation time