Evolutionary simulations of a Biological Big Bang at different phylogenetic depths and with different numbers of HGT events. Each panel is a plot of the mean tree inconsistency versus phylogenetic depth (in the ultrametric tree). The empirical dependence is shown by a thick blue line, and the results of simulations with 1 to 200 HGT events are shown by thin lines along a color gradient. (a) BBB simulated at depth 0.6; (b) BBB simulated at depth 0.7; (c) BBB simulated at depth 0.8.
Puigbò et al. Journal of Biology 2009 8:59 doi:10.1186/jbiol159