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Published on July 16, 2015

Long Branches and Wrong Branches: Complications in DNA Evolution

Although DNA sequence data provide key evidence about the course of evolution, sometimes they yield unexpected or contradictory results.

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Although DNA sequence data provide key evidence about the course of evolution, sometimes they yield unexpected or contradictory results. Using examples from my research on snails and clams, I discuss some reasons for these anomalies and how we can arrive at a better understanding of evolution by understanding these complications.

David C. Campbell | Gardner-Webb University