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Table 2 Divergence times between giraffe clades

From: Extensive population genetic structure in the giraffe

     Time (MY)
Clades Θ (SD) M (SD) T(SD) 0.05 s/s/MY 0.10 s/s/MY 0.15 s/s/MY
[per] [rot] 0.55 (0.09) 0.01 (0.01) 18.10 (2.21) 0.464 0.232 0.155
[tip] [gir] 3.93 (0.24) 0.18 (0.03) 2.04 (0.11) 0.374 0.187 0.125
[per+rot] [ret] 2.72 (0.11) 0.04 (0.01) 4.26 (0.42) 0.540 0.270 0.180
[tip+gir] [ang] 5.57 (0.28) 0.04 (0.01) 3.32 (0.21) 0.862 0.431 0.287
[tip+gir+ang] [per+rot+ret] 5.31 (0.09) 0.05 (0.00) 6.72 (0.23) 1.617 0.808 0.539
  1. Divergence times between giraffe clades in Figure 1 based on mtDNA control region sequence data. Maximum likelihood values of parameters θ, M (2Nm), and T (t/2N) estimated with a non-equilibrium coalescence model using the program MDIV [19]. Time divergence values (in million years, MY) are given for three mutation rate estimates for the giraffe mtDNA control region (0.05, 0.10 and 0.15 substitutions per site per MY), and a generation time of 4 years. per = G.c. peralta, rot = G.c. rothschildi, ret = G.c. reticulata, tip = G.c. tippelskirschi, ang = G.c. angolensis, gir = G.c. giraffa.