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Impact of Deep Coalescence on the Reliability of Species Tree Inference from Different Types of DNA Markers in Mammals

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Expected levels of gene tree discordance under different multilocus strategies and different combinations of mammalian evolutionary parameters.

δ, % difference between the tMRCA of the sampled genes and the species split time. mit, mitochondrial. nuc, nuclear. θmit, population size parameter for mitochondrial genes. υmit, substitution rate for mitochondrial genes. The corresponding population size parameter for nuclear genes was 2.5 times smaller. The nuclear substitution rate was tenfold lower in each case.

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