Response to Comment on "phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution"

K. M. Kjer, J. L. Ware, J. Rust, T. Wappler, R. Lanfear, L. S. Jermiin, X. Zhou, H. Aspöck, U. Aspöck, R. G. Beutel, A. Blanke, A. Donath, T. Flouri, P. B. Frandsen, P. Kapli, A. Y. Kawahara, H. Letsch, C. Mayer, D. D. McKenna, K. MeusemannO. Niehuis, R. S. Peters, B. M. Wiegmann, D. K. Yeates, B. M. Von Reumont, A. Stamatakis, B. Misof*

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Tong et al. comment on the accuracy of the dating analysis presented in our work on the phylogeny of insects and provide a reanalysis of our data. They replace log-normal priors with uniform priors and add a "roachoid" fossil as a calibration point. Although the reanalysis provides an interesting alternative viewpoint, we maintain that our choices were appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487
Number of pages1
Issue number6247
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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