Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 18 - Self-Quiz - Page 303: 10


b. neutral

Work Step by Step

The accumulation of neutral mutations is like the ticks of a molecular clock; they are both predictable. By going back in time and using the rate of accumulation of neutral mutations, evolutionary biologists can calculate when two lineages diverged from one another.
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