Table 2

Information on sequence alignments of the different datasets and models of sequence evolution for Bayesian analyses

Gene region and taxon set

Number of taxa

Length of alignment (after removal of ambiguous positions)

Excluded nucleotide positions

Model of sequence evolution


18S rRNA (large taxon set)

53

1843

228–302

TRN+I+G

773–1044

α = 0.3539

1500–1523

pinv = 0.3977

1777–1990


18S rRNA (reduced taxon set)

34

1826

228–302

TRN+I+G

766–1037

α = 0.3202

1490–1513

pinv = 0.4220

1750–1977


28S rRNA (large taxon set)

52

1123

540–565

GTR+I+G

656–712

α = 0.5337

1076–1125

pinv = 0.2449


28S rRNA (reduced taxon set)

34

1099

543–562

GTR+I+G

675–726

α = 0.3905

1052–1074

pinv = 0.0889


16S rRNA (large taxon set)

49

452

318–450

HKY+I+G

486–587

α = 0.6450

664–681

pinv = 0.2421


16S rRNA (reduced taxon set)

34

452

318–450

K81uf+I+G

486–587

α = 0.5878

664–681

pinv = 0.2173


CO1 (large taxon set)

47

597

GTR+I+G

α = 0.4170

pinv = 0.2722


CO1 (reduced taxon set)

34

597

GTR+I+G

α = 0.3975

pinv = 0.3077


CO1 (without 3rd codon position) (large taxon set)

47

400

3rd codon positions

TIM+I+G

α = 0.3496

pinv = 0.3879


CO1 (without 3rd codon position) (reduced taxon set)

34

400

3rd codon positions

TIM+I+G

α = 0.3435

pinv = 0.4759


Klussmann-Kolb et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008 8:57   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-57

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