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A maximum pseudo-likelihood approach for estimating species trees under the coalescent model

Liang Liu1*, Lili Yu2 and Scott V Edwards3

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1 Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901, USA

2 Department of Biostastistics, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA

3 Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:302  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-302

Published: 11 October 2010

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Figure S1: The MP-EST tree with branch lengths for the mammal data set. Branches with length "99" (inestimable) are indicated with *.

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Figure S2: The consensus MP-EST tree for the original mammal data set including the four marsupial outgroups (opossum, diprotodontian, monitor del monte, shrew opossum).

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Figure S3: The consensus gene trees for the reduced mammal data set. We constructed a consensus tree for each of the 20 genes in the reduced mammal data set. The numbers on the branches of the consensus trees are bootstrap values based on 100 replicates. Gene trees were rooted by opossum.

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