Estimation of length of 8-taxa trees, for 109 genes. Maximum-likelihood estimation of total lengths of 8- and 7- taxa gene trees, under GTRnt + Γ4 + I using PhyML 3.0 . Taxa: P. falciparum, P. reichenowi, P. vivax, P. knowlesi, P. berghei, P. chabaudi, P yoelii and P. gallinaceum. Vertical lines: lengths of 8-taxa trees for CytB, Cox3 and Cox1 mitochondrial genes, and of 7-taxa trees, for ClpC and ASL (no sequence available for P. reichenowi, see accessions in Additional file 9, Table S7). Square boxes: distribution of lengths of 8-taxa trees over the 104 orthologous nuclear genes of Dávalos and Perkins .
Blanquart and Gascuel BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:70 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-70