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Erratum to: LineageSpecificSeqgen: generating sequence data with lineage-specific variation in the proportion of variable sites

  • Liat Shavit Grievink1Email author,
  • David Penny1,
  • Mike D Hendy1 and
  • Barbara R Holland1
BMC Evolutionary Biology20099:200

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-200

Received: 12 August 2009

Accepted: 13 August 2009

Published: 13 August 2009

The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008 8:317

Abstract

Correction to Shavit Grievink L, Penny D, Hendy MD, Holland BR: LineageSpecificSeqgen: generating sequence data with lineage-specific variation in the proportion of variable sites. BMC Evol Biol 2008, 8(1):317.

Correction

Since publication of our article [1], we discovered an error in the second example. For this example, we state in the paper, we used the program MrBayes [2] with the JC+I+Cov model. However, we now found that, albeit appearances, this model is not implemented in MrBayes [2]. In fact, no combination of I+Cov (e.g. HKY+I+Cov, GTR+G+I+Cov) is currently implemented in MrBayes [2]. Instead, the program ignores the I parameter, so tree reconstruction in this example was therefore effectively done using the JC+Cov model. This does not affect the conclusion of our paper that phylogenetic estimation can be misleading for sequence data simulated with lineage-specific properties.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
The Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University

References

  1. Shavit Grievink L, Penny D, Hendy MD, Holland BR: LineageSpecificSeqgen: generating sequence data with lineage-specific variation in the proportion of variable sites. BMC Evol Biol. 2008, 8 (1): 317-10.1186/1471-2148-8-317.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Ronquist F, Huelsenbeck JP: MrBayes 3: Bayesian phylogenetic inference under mixed models. Bioinformatics. 2003, 19 (12): 1572-1574. 10.1093/bioinformatics/btg180.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright

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