A molecule that can be used as a molecular clock has a neutral mutation rate of one mutation per 5 million years. How many years ago did two species share a common ancestor if the molecules found in these two species differ by a total of eight mutations?
a) 1.5 million years
b) 10 million years
c) 20 million years
d) 40 million years
( is it A? not sure)
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I think it's D.
It tells you that there is 1 mutation every 5 million years.
So after 5 million years, there is one mutation. After 10 million years, there are two mutations. So after 40 million years, there will be 8 mutations.