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Molecular paleobiology - Progress and perspectives
Woerheide, Gert1,2,3; Dohrmann, Martin1,2; Yang, Qun (杨群)4
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Molecular paleobiology is a subfield of paleontology that uses molecular biological methods on extant organisms to address geoscientifically relevant questions. Progress in the field was last reviewed in 2007, and here we highlight some of the more recent developments, with a focus on ancient animal evolution, in areas such as the application of molecular clocks to estimate clade ages, the evolution of biomineralization, and the evolution of key traits. We argue that molecular paleobiology has much to offer and will be central to paleontological research and evolutionary biology in general, but we also discuss some remaining challenges and future directions of the discipline. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. and Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS. All rights reserved.

KeywordMolecular Clocks Fossil Calibration Diversification Patterns Paleo-evo-devo Biomineralization Interdisciplinarity
WOS KeywordEstimating Divergence Times ; Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference ; Relaxed-clock Models ; Evolutionary History ; Fossil Calibrations ; Inferring Speciation ; Likelihood Approach ; Maximum-likelihood ; Substitution Rates ; Uncertainty
WOS Research AreaPaleontology
WOS SubjectPaleontology
WOS IDWOS:000379733900002
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Corresponding AuthorWoerheide, Gert; Yang, Qun (杨群)
Affiliation1.Univ Munich, Dept Earth & Environm Sci, Palaeontol & Geobiol, Richard Wagner Str 10, D-80333 Munich, Germany
2.Univ Munich, GeoBioCenterLMU, Richard Wagner Str 10, D-80333 Munich, Germany
3.SNSB Bavarian State Collect Palaeontol & Geol, Richard Wagner Str 10, D-80333 Munich, Germany
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
Corresponding Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Woerheide, Gert,Dohrmann, Martin,Yang, Qun . Molecular paleobiology - Progress and perspectives[J]. PALAEOWORLD,2016,25(2):138-148.
APA Woerheide, Gert,Dohrmann, Martin,&Yang, Qun .(2016).Molecular paleobiology - Progress and perspectives.PALAEOWORLD,25(2),138-148.
MLA Woerheide, Gert,et al."Molecular paleobiology - Progress and perspectives".PALAEOWORLD 25.2(2016):138-148.
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