Medical Definition of Molecular clock

1. This term has two separate uses. 1. The rate of fixation of mutations in DNA and thus times the rate of genetic diversification. 2. A biological system capable of maintaining up a timing rhythm or pulse. All such clocks are thought to be entrained by a natural oscillator such as the diurnal rhythm. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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