TABLE 2

Proportion of noninclusion of the exact parameter value: gamma distribution of mutation rates

Parameters of the mutation modelDemographic parametersTrue valuesAverage estimated valuebSignificance level
m α a 0.0100.0200.0500.10
3000.26 τ 33.514 (0.920)0.0140.0280.0760.183
θ 0 11.017 (1.227)000.0010.033
θ 1 10005,525 (10,095)000.0010.002
3000.13 τ 33.457 (0.897)0.0070.0190.0690.146
θ 0 11.003 (1.265)000.0040.039
θ 1 10005,220 (9,873)0000
3000.26 τ 99.210 (1.073)0.0130.0240.0810.152
θ 0 11.210 (1.111)0000
θ 1 10004538 (9,253)0000
3000.13 τ 99.219 (1.146)0.0060.0140.0480.112
θ 0 11.195 (1.002)0000
θ 1 10004014 (8,300)0000
  • a Shape parameter of the gamma distribution.

  • b Average value of the parameters estimated from 1000 coalescent simulations around the true values (standard deviations are shown in parentheses).