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Phylogenomics and the time-tree of life

Phylogenomics and the time-tree of life

Genomic data present a valuable opportunity to improve and refine our knowledge of evolutionary timeframes, allowing us to reconstruct the time-tree of life.

The timing of evolutionary events can be inferred using molecular clocks, which have been adapted to cope with the wealth of data being generated by large-scale sequencing projects. In this talk, I will describe our efforts to estimate the evolutionary timescales of different groups of organisms, including flowering plants. I will also describe our ongoing work on estimating rates of evolution at various biological scales across the Tree of Life.

Prof. Simon Ho from the University of Sydney presents his work in the video below.