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Research Article

Relaxed Phylogenetics and Dating with Confidence

  • Alexei J Drummond equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexei J Drummond, Andrew Rambaut

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    ¤ Current address: Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Simon Y. W Ho,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Matthew J Phillips,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew Rambaut equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexei J Drummond, Andrew Rambaut

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: andrew.rambaut@zoo.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 14, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040088

About the Authors

Alexei J Drummond, Simon Y. W Ho, Matthew J Phillips, Andrew Rambaut
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: andrew.rambaut@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AJD and AR conceived the original idea, developed the software, and performed the marsupial and virus data analyses. SYWH developed the simulation software, performed the simulation analysis, developed the use of prior distributions for calibrating node ages, and performed the analyses on the bacteria, yeast, plant, metazoan, and primate datasets. MJP collected and curated the marsupial dataset and provided expert calibration information. AJD, SYWH, MJP, and AR contributed to the writing of the article.