Table 1.

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

 Analysis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Model assumptions and calibration points Outgroup No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Root — — Exp(2.45;2.816) Exp(2.45;2.816) Exp(2.45;2.816)* Exp(2.45;2.816)* * * Node 3 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) LN(2.1;2.27,0.5) LN(2.1;2.58,0.8) Node 31 or 32 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) LN(2.1;2.13,1) Results for discussed nodes (UCLN) (HPD) for all Node 1 2.95 (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 3 2.54 (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 6 2.04 (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 31 1.77 (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 43 2.00 (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.