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Table 1 Characteristics of the loci included in each gene shopping scheme, and the resulting alignments

From: Divergence time estimation of Galliformes based on the best gene shopping scheme of ultraconserved elements

  95% 100% 95%-loci-clocklike 95%-loci-treelike 95%-PF-clocklike 95%-PF-treelike 95%-PF-largest
Number of loci 1415 69 69 69 26 54 55
Aligned length among loci 565 (189–1332) 613 (430–1066) 601 (405–1113) 625 (426–1070) 576 (406–765) 555 (337–775) 566 (352–863)
GC content among loci 0.42 (0.30–0.68) 0.47 (0.35–0.64) 0.40 (0.30–0.47) 0.47 (0.34–0.64) 0.37 (0.30–0.41) 0.41 (0.34–0.48) 0.39 (0.35–0.49)
Alpha parameter among loci 0.20 (0.02–29.58) 0.20 (0.02–0.78) 0.02 (0.02–29.58) 0.39 (0.11–1.19) 0.02 (0.02–29.58) 0.34 (0.19–0.79) 0.04 (0.02–12.81)
Length of the alignment 799,310 42,269 41,443 43,109 14,985 30,133 31,041
Average percent of missing data (gaps, ?'s, N's) across alignment 15.70% 14.40% 14.60% 17.20% 15.30% 14.80% 13.70%
Average percent of informative sites across alignment (gaps ignored) 11.40% 14% 2.10% 20.90% 1% 11.90% 2.20%