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From: "Anatole Klyosov" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] : low variance MRCA dates for P310
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 14:53:53 -0500
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> From: Al Aburto <>
> Ah, I love the smell of coffee and toast in the morning :-)

Sure, Al, however, not a toast in the coffee and the coffee all over the

> From: "Steven Bird"<>

>The distinction between the "coalescent" and TMRCA is an artificial
> one. The published literature widely refers to these terms as
> interchangeable. That is, unless you are redefining them...

Steve, you are right. "Coalescent time" is essentially the timespan to the
most recent common ancestor. There is no reason to redefine them without a
good (and a non-practical) reason.

>> Gee, that was snotty for so early in the morning. Perhaps you are out of
>> coffee?

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