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Are mimics monophyletic? The necessity of phylogenetic hypothesis tests in character evolution

Jeffrey C Oliver* and Kathleen L Prudic

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:239  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-239

Published: 3 August 2010

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GenBank accession numbers for sequences used in this study. GenBank accession numbers for all genetic data used in phylogenetic tree estimation.

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Gene tree estimation and parameter estimates. Details of Bayesian gene tree estimation and sources of parameters used in simulations.

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Gene tree estimates of eight nuclear loci. Bayesian phylogenies of North American Limenitis taxa.

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Models of North American Limenitis divergences. Schematic of relationships among North American Limenitis lineages used in coalescent simulations.

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Simulated distributions of the test statistic δ. Frequency distribution for the test statistic δ simulated in 15 models of population structure.

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Simulated distributions of the minimum number of deep coalescences. Frequency distribution for the number of deep coalescences simulated in 15 models of population structure.

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