Table 2

Estimation of α (male:female ratio of mutation rate) from different branch lengths in the neo-sex system of black muntjac

neo-Y/neo-X

α

95% CI of α


Internal branches

4.0442 ± 1.2633

25.3848 to ∞

External branches

3.2768 ± 1.2356

4.2578 to ∞

Summed branches

3.6857 ± 0.8867

27.8507 to ∞


Note that we calculated neo-Y:neo-X ratios of mutation rate from branch lengths designated in Figure 2a. We further calculated their confidence intervals (CIs) and estimated α values following [30,31].

Zhou et al. Genome Biology 2008 9:R98   doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-6-r98

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