TABLE 2

Coverage probability of the confidence intervals and average bias of the point estimates as functions of the present effective population size, N0

N0TCoverageBiaskH
10428580.967-0.00523254.81
4 × 10442350.9600.00415477.74
2 × 10558070.9690.002238011.29
4 × 10565040.9730.001639512.85
  • Other population parameters are fixed: ℓ = 50,000 bp; μ = 2.5 × 10-8; g = 0.001. The quantities T, bias, H, and k are averaged over 1000 simulated genealogies for a given set of parameters. Twenty sequences are simulated in each genealogy.