TABLE 1

Statistical properties of the composite-likelihood estimator

Mutation modelθ = 0.01θ = 0.1θ = 0.5Embedded Image w(±SD)
Infinite sites: θ = 0.019.4 (0.77)6.6 (0.68)0.0 (0.08)0.010 (0.002)
Hypermutable: Embedded Image = 0.00812.2 (0.83)8.6 (0.82)1.2 (0.13)0.006 (0.001)
Complex: Embedded Image = 0.111.8 (0.80)8.4 (0.79)1.2 (0.15)0.073 (0.015)
Finite sites: θ = 0.532.6 (0.13)24.0 (0.34)9.8 (0.71)0.337 (0.078)
  • Medians of estimates of 4 Ne r (proportion of estimates within a factor of two of 4 Ne r = 10) for the data presented graphically in Figure 3 are shown. The last column is the mean and standard deviation of estimates of θ obtained from applying Equation 1 to the simulated data.