TABLE 3

Coverage probability of the confidence intervals and average bias of the point estimates as functions of the population growth rate, g

gTCoverageBiaskHN
07.66 × 1050.94-6.11 × 10-43,3929084 × 105
0.000511,5830.948-0.0068315822.641,402
0.0016,5040.9730.001639512.85675
0.0023,6000.9880.0409512.85344
0.0051,6190.9880.143273.32140
  • Other population parameters are fixed: ℓ = 50,000 bp; μ = 2.5 × 10-8; N0 = 4 × 105. The quantities T, bias, H, and k are averaged over 1000 simulated genealogies for a given set of parameters. The column labeled N gives the extrapolated values of the population size at . Twenty sequences are simulated in each genealogy.