Table 1

Description of alternative model partitioning strategies tested for fit to the combined nucleotide data
Model name # of partitions # of free model parameters Description of model partitions
MB1 1 10 Single model for concatenated dataset
MB2 2 13 16S; All protein coding gene fragments (dnaJ; rpoB; tuf)
MB3 4 29 Independent partition for each gene fragment (16S; dnaJ; rpoB; tuf)
MB4 7 48 16S; two partitions for each gene fragment (codon positions 1 and 2; codon position 3)
MB5 8 62 16S, stems; 16S, loops; two partitions for each gene fragment (codon positions 1 and 2; codon position 3)
MB6 10 78 16S; three partitions for each gene fragment (codon positions 1, 2, and 3, separately)
MB7 11 92 16S, stems; 16S, loops; three partitions for each gene fragment (codon positions 1, 2 and 3, separately)
MB8 3 26 16S, stems; 16S, loops; All protein coding gene fragments (dnaJ; rpoB; tuf)
MB9 5 43 16S, stems; 16S, loops; Independent partition for each protein coding gene fragment (dnaJ; rpoB; tuf)

Lamers et al.

Lamers et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:171   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-171

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