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From: Dienekes Pontikos <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] How old is Y-Chromosome Adam?
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 19:13:25 +0200
That's not a problem for Ballantyne et al.'s mutation rate estimates
as they do not use the most likely value as the point estimate of the
marker mutation rate, but rather the median of the posterior
distribution, i.e., it is 50% probable for the mutation's rate to be
higher and 50% lower than the point estimate.
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Ken Nordtvedt <> wrote:
> The expected values of probability distribution for a marker's mutation rate
> is what one should take from some measurement procedure's data --- not most
> likely value (peak of distribution).
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