Table 3

Estimated divergence times of the D-174 sub-lineages

DIVERGENCE TIME (YEARS AGO)


D_M174 SUBLINEAGE

Upper Limit

Lower Limit

Mean ± SE


D*_M174

71,365

61,418

66,392 ± 1,466

D1_M15

67,565

35,715

51,640 ± 2,563

D3_p47

68,028

36,179

52,103 ± 1,327

D2_M57

53,603

21,753

37,678 ± 2,216


Note: The divergence times were estimated in accordance with the method of TD [25,26]. The upper limit was determined with the assumption that V0 = 0 [24]. The lower limit was determined with the assumption that V0 = Va, where Va is the value of within-population variance in the ancestral populations.

Shi et al. BMC Biology 2008 6:45   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-45

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