Ancestral character states of nodes 3, 4 and 5 using Bayesian analysis. Posterior probability distribution for a unicellular character state (yellow) and a multicellular character state (black) at nodes 3, 4 and 5 from 10,000 Bayesian trees. 2× 5,000 trees were randomly sampled from 2 MC3-searches. Analysis was performed using BayesTraits. Posterior distributions were derived from reversible jump MCMC-search of 30 million iterations using a hyperprior approach. The probability of a multicellular ancestry is shifted towards 1 for each of the three nodes.
Schirrmeister et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:45 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-45