The molecular clock hypothesis provides the only viable framework for integrating molecular sequence and fossil age data to establish an evolutionary timescale. However, even after five decades since its proposal, the hypothesis remains controversial. This meeting will bring together scientists from molecular systematics, palaeontology, comparative genomics, and computational biology to discuss recent breakthroughs in the field and highlight future research directions.
Recorded audio of the presentations can be found below, and the related papers can be found online at Philosophical Transactions B.
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