Table 1

Results of likelihood-based tests of alternative topologies

Constraint

Diff -ln L

AU

KH

wSH


Unconstrained (ML tree)

<79199.95>

0.855

0.537

0.999

Ctenohystrica at the base of the rodent tree

0.5

0.650

0.463

0.917

Myodonta at the base of the mouse-related clade

1.1

0.604

0.386

0.928

Mouse-related clade at the base of the rodent tree

2.5

0.391

0.296

0.853

Anomaluromorpha at the base of the mouse-related clade

3.0

0.159

0.156

0.733

[Cavioidea+Erethizontoidea] not monophyletic

7.4

0.148

0.087

0.360

[Chinchilloidea+Octodontoidea] not monophyletic

8.0

0.206

0.149

0.471

Paraphyly of the squirrel-related clade

11.9

0.123

0.085

0.293

Caviomorpha at the base of Hystricognathi

12.2

0.128

0.079

0.278

Phiomorpha at the base of Hystricognathi

12.2

0.128

0.079

0.278

Paraphyly of the mouse-related clade

31.4

0.024

0.017

0.050

Paraphyly of Ctenohystrica

51.8

3e-4

< 1e-10

< 1e-10


Diff -ln L: observed log-likelihood difference between the ML topology and the alternative. AU: p-values of the approximately unbiased test. KH: p-values of the Kishino-Hasegawa test. wSH: p-values of the weighted Shimodaira – Hasegawa test. Significant p-values are indicated in bold.

Blanga-Kanfi et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 9:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-71

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