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Research Article

A Molecular Genetic Timescale for the Diversification of Autotrophic Stramenopiles (Ochrophyta): Substantive Underestimation of Putative Fossil Ages

  • Joseph W. Brown,

    Affiliation: Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Ulf Sorhannus mail

    usorhannus@edinboro.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology & Health Services, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: September 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012759
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Joseph W. Brown
Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Ulf Sorhannus
Department of Biology & Health Services, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: usorhannus@edinboro.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: US. Analyzed the data: JWB US. Wrote the paper: JWB US.