TABLE 1

The effect of phylogenetic reconstruction on demographic parameter estimates

Substitution rateDemographic parametersTree reconstruction methodPercentiles of the distribution of Embedded Image
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μ = 10−3θ = 10True treea0.0620.0632.6312.45149.10.0810.045
ρ = 100UPGMAb0.0600.0762.3511.43139.10.0480.046
MLc0.0760.0742.2111.28172.40.0570.053
μ = 10−4θ = 1True treea0.0590.0600.271.2414.40.0800.043
ρ = 1000UPGMAb0.2620.4760.100.4285.04−0.2140.053
MLc0.2120.3120.090.55213.6−0.0880.089
  • a Values calculated from 10,000 replicates.

  • b Values calculated from 1000 replicates.

  • c Values calculated from 500 replicates.