TABLE 1

Recombination and rate heterogeneity

ρ = 0ρ = 1ρ = 4ρ = 16ρ = 64
Median5.51.40.470.28
95% confidence[3.2, ∞][0.98, ∞][0.62, ∞][0.24, 0.86][0.21, 0.35]

The rate heterogeneity parameter α was estimated using PAML 2.0g (Yang 1999) for sets of 20 sequences simulated under the neutral coalescent with recombination. The Jukes-Cantor model with α=∞ was used for simulation. A total of 100 replicates were run.