Phylogenetic tree of Plasmodium based on partial mitochondrial genomes. This tree includes the most recent Plasmodium mtDNA genomes from Gorilla and Chimpanzee. In the Bayesian phylogenetic tree depicted, the values above branches are posterior probabilities together with bootstrap values (in bold) reported as percentage obtained for a maximum likelihood tree with almost identical topology. The * indicates the discrepancies between the Bayesian and the maximum likelihood trees; whereas one method shows a polytomy, the other seems to solve the clade.
Pacheco et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:299 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-299