Table 1

Distances between the NUTs and the 'universal tree of life'

TOL

NUTs

NUTs (1:1)

Random NUTs


TOL

0

NUTs

0.604 ± 0.096

0.659 ± 0.076

NUTs (1:1)

0.554 ± 0.050

0.639 ± 0.065

0.607 ± 0.065

Random NUTs

0.994 ± 0.011

0.998 ± 0.004

0.999 ± 0.004

0.998 ± 0.005


The table shows the mean split distance ± standard deviation for the three sets of NUTs and the 'universal tree of life' (TOL) [37]. The overlap between the tree of life and the NUTs consisted of 47 species, so the distances were computed after pruning the NUTs to that set of species.

Puigbò et al. Journal of Biology 2009 8:59   doi:10.1186/jbiol159

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