Table 2

The use of several statistical tests verifying the validity of some groups in cnidarians
AliMG
AU KH SH
Cnidaria 0.27 0.15 0.86
Anthozoa 0.63 0.41 0.93
Hexacorallia 0.48 0.32 0.86
Scleractinia 0.25 0.17 0.53
Acraspeda* 0.80 0.59 0.99
Rhizostomeae 0.24 0.17 0.64
Scyphozoa 0.10 0.08 0.42
Scyphozoa + Cubozoa + Hydrozoa* 0.12 0.14 0.41
Scyphozoa + Cubozoa + Staurozoa* 0.04 0.01 0.27
Scyphozoa + Staurozoa* 0.01 0.04 0.25
Semaeostomeae 0.01 0.02 0.18

Probability values for the AU, KH and SH tests and BI values for several clades traditionally recognized in Cnidaria.

* similar results have been obtained for a smaller dataset that does not contain the sequences from the coronate Linuche unguiculata, the tube anemone Ceriantheopsis americanus and the blue octocoral Heliopora coerulea.

Kayal et al.

Kayal et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-5

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