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Table 3 Variability and homoplasy in each type of data

From: What are the consequences of combining nuclear and mitochondrial data for phylogenetic analysis? Lessons from Plethodonsalamanders and 13 other vertebrate clades

Clade nucDNA variable characters mtDNA variable characters Ratio of variable characters
nucDNA: mtDNA
nucDNA
consistency index/retention index
mtDNA
consistency index/retention index
Balistid fish 341 337 1.01 0.5851/0.7298 0.4175/0.5380
Scarine fish 612 743 0.82 0.5579/0.7874 0.3805/0.6012
Hemiphractid frogs 441 1344 0.33 0.6427/0.8552 0.3065/0.4589
Hylid frogs 715 1442 0.50 0.2844/0.5646 0.1486/0.3135
Plethodon salamanders 1204 1400 0.86 0.6042/0.8132 0.3069/0.6329
Phrynosomatid lizards 1155 2258 0.51 0.5498/0.7490 0.3327/0.3284
Alcid birds 255 1559 0.16 0.6471/0.7918 0.4129/0.5823
Caprimulgid birds 790 522 1.51 0.4708/0.7560 0.2216/0.5078
Cotingid birds 440 493 0.89 0.5858/0.7162 0.2300/0.3154
Dicaeid birds 86 660 0.13 0.8043/0.9455 0.7067/0.3793
Emydid turtles 477 460 1.04 0.6581/0.8662 0.4591/0.7820
Cervid mammals 127 624 0.20 0.7414/0.9085 0.3097/0.4704
Murid rodents (Philippines) 640 628 1.02 0.4179/0.6474 0.1649/0.3342
Murid rodents (Sahul) 4226 1175 3.60 0.5094/0.7129 0.1666/0.2974
  1. A summary of the number of variable characters that each data type (mtDNA, nucDNA) contributes to each combined analysis and the amount of homoplasy in each data set (lower values indicate more homoplasy; see Additional File 8 for additional details on each data set). The consistency index excludes uninformative characters. Outgroups were not included.