Table 1

Effects of life-history variables on mtDNA substitution rate in bird species without (A) and with phylogenetic control (B).

Model

slope

R2

p1

p2


(A) Without Phylogenetic control

Body mass

-0.25

0.39

<0.01

Maximum longevity

-0.66

0.25

<0.01

Body mass + Maximum longevity

0.39

<0.01

0.42


(B) With Phylogenetic control

Body mass

-0.22

0.38

<0.01

Maximum longevity

-0.46

0.19

<0.01

Body mass + Maximum longevity

0.38

<0.01

0.89


Nabholz et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 9:54   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-54

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