TABLE 1

Empirical threshold values for significance test at α = 0.05, where α is the type I error rate

MethodFixed modelRandom model
Marker allelesTwo38.4714.68
Four41.0115.05
Eight41.6816.28
Sampling strategy1 × 500a9.34711.21
3 × 16718.6515.47
6 × 8327.5314.19
10 × 5041.0115.05
15 × 3356.9016.47
20 × 2571.9417.74
50 × 10b21.02
100 × 524.62
  • a Number of families × number of individuals per family.

  • b Simulations are not conducted in these two cases.