Table 2

Different Transition rates with whom ancestral character states were estimated.

method rates

Maximum likelihood analysis

Bayesian analysis



AsymmMK1

MK12

F13

F2

F3

F4

F5

F6

rjhp4


fw5

1.62

2.67

0.90

2.70

5.40

0.45

0.90

2.70

2.881

bw6

2.99

2.67

2.70

0.90

0.45

5.40

0.90

2.70

2.873


1Asymmetrical Markov k-state 2 parameter model; rates estimated from the consensus tree

2Markov k-state 1 parameter model; rates estimated from the consensus tree

3F1-F6: Models using different fixed transition rates

4reversible jump for model selection, using a hyper prior

5forward rate describing changes to multicellularity

6backward rate describing changes back to a unicellular state

Schirrmeister et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:45   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-45

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