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    • Response to Comment on "Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds". 

      Cracraft, Joel; Houde, Peter; Ho, Simon YW; Mindell, David P; Fjeldså, Jon; Lindow, Bent; Edwards, Scott V; ... (14 authors) (Science, 2015-09-25)
      Mitchell et al. argue that divergence-time estimates for our avian phylogeny were too young because of an "inappropriate" maximum age constraint for the most recent common ancestor of modern birds and that, as a result, ...
    • Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. 

      Jarvis, Erich D; Mirarab, Siavash; Aberer, Andre J; Li, Bo; Houde, Peter; Li, Cai; Ho, Simon YW; ... (106 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      To better determine the history of modern birds, we performed a genome-scale phylogenetic analysis of 48 species representing all orders of Neoaves using phylogenomic methods created to handle genome-scale data. We recovered ...