Table 1

Simulation results with 1000 trees. The values correspond to the proportion of wrong branches in the inferred trees. Two distance metrics (χ2 and Euclidean) were used with three word lengths. For the distance method, three different evolutionary model have been used : JC, K2P et HKY85.

24 taxa

96 taxa


sequence length

1 kb

3 kb

5 kb

3 kb


eucl – 4-letter word

17.8

16.3

16.4

20.5

eucl – 5-letter word

13.8

12.0

11.9

16.0

eucl – 6-letter word

12.9

10.7

10.6

14.9


χ2 – 4-letter word

17.6

16.4

16.4

χ2 – 5-letter word

14.3

12.1

12.0

χ2 – 6-letter word

14.4

11.4

10.9


Jukes-Cantor

11.1

6.3

5.2

9.3

Kimura 2-parameter

10.5

6.1

5.0

9.2

HKY 85

10.5

6.1

5.0

9.2


Chapus et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2005 5:63   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-5-63

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