Application of mode estimation methods to published data sets. The data are divergence time estimates (millions of years ago) from a molecular clock study of fungi and plants . Both graphs include the histogram distribution, the actual data points plotted in a horizontal line, and positions of the various estimates of central tendency (Table 2). The two recommended mode estimators are highlighted in bold. (a) Archiascomycetes versus other Ascomycota (n = 70 constant rate proteins), (b) Hemiascomycetes versus filamentous Ascomycetes (n = 48).