Table 1.

Divergence times for five important nodes estimated using a relaxed clock with UCLN distributed evolutionary rates

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Model assumptions and calibration points
 OutgroupNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
 RootExp(2.45;2.816)Exp(2.45;2.816)Exp(2.45;2.816)*Exp(2.45;2.816)***
 Node 3LN(2.1;2.27,0.5)LN(2.1;2.58,0.8)LN(2.1;2.27,0.5)LN(2.1;2.58,0.8)LN(2.1;2.27,0.5)LN(2.1;2.58,0.8)LN(2.1;2.27,0.5)LN(2.1;2.58,0.8)
 Node 31 or 32LN(2.1;2.13,1)LN(2.1;2.13,1)LN(2.1;2.13,1)LN(2.1;2.13,1)LN(2.1;2.13,1)LN(2.1;2.13,1)LN(2.1;2.13,1)LN(2.1;2.13,1)
Results for discussed nodes (UCLN)
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(HPD) for all
 Node 12.95 (2.5–3.6)3.67 (2.79–4.74)2.99 (2.57–3.55)3.35 (2.74–4.15)2.87 (2.53–3.30)3.06 (2.66–3.53)2.95 (2.53–3.55)3.39 (2.87–3.80)
 Node 32.54 (2.28–2.98)3.08 (2.42–3.84)2.42 (2.21–2.73)2.65 (2.28–3.18)2.38 (2.20–2.62)2.49 (2.26–2.81)2.54 (2.29–2.97)2.86 (2.43–3.34)
 Node 62.04 (1.77–2.35)2.33 (1.89–2.87)2.02 (1.72–2.28)2.10 (1.78–2.54)1.99 (1.67–2.22)2.02 (1.70–2.32)2.04 (1.79–2.35)2.18 (1.86–2.60)
 Node 311.77 (1.4–2.24)2.16 (1.53–2.56)1.72 (1.34–2.20)1.98 (1.39–2.34)1.67 (1.28–2.17)1.75 (1.30–2.23)1.77 (1.41–2.25)2.12 (1.50–2.41)
 Node 432.00 (1.56–2.43)2.35 (1.73–3.03)1.85 (1.46–2.25)1.97 (1.48–2.50)1.80 (1.38–2.19)1.86 (1.41–2.30)2.00 (1.57–2.41)2.18 (1.71–2.72)
  • Eight different combinations of calibration priors for the divergence time estimation were used. Exp, exponential distribution (offset;mean); LN, lognormal distribution (offset;mean, SD); —, calibration not applicable.

  • *Truncated at 3.8 Bya.