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Table 3 Prior and posterior estimates of number of unsampled parents

From: Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis

Cohort year Dam Sire
Prior Posterior (95% CI) Prior Posterior (95% CI)
1977 260 167 (120–228) 250 966 (412–3922)
1978 228 47 (35–63) 202 1161 (215–19463)
1979 386 192 (146–252) 341 513 (349–809)
1980 296 158 (114–222) 279 369(180–1097)
1981 140 77 (58–99) 181 110 (79–161)
1982 150 184 (111–306) 180 517 (176–2357)
  1. Prior unsampled population numbers are based on census population, sex ratio and precocious male parr contribution estimates (see the Methods section for details). Posterior numbers (median, 95% CI) are estimated within a Bayesian framework simultaneously with parentage using MASTERBAYES.