chloroplast and other genes (was Lucy in Newsweek)

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Tue Apr 6 20:31:25 CDT 2004

At 20:12 2004-04-06, Ken Kinman wrote:
>My concern is that their phylogenetic signal is not particularly strong
>and the overreliance on chloroplasts genes could have been misleading in
>various cases where genetic "noise" would have made it relatively
>unreliable (the data thus being pushed beyond its limits).

I'd like to see some evidence of this, independent of possible incongruence
between nuclear and chloroplast phylogenies, and keeping in mind that
saturation is an issue for both genomes.

Curtis Clark        
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