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Table 1 Incorporating rate variation in the maximum likelihood estimation using the same set of data in Hao and Golding (2006).

From: Uncovering rate variation of lateral gene transfer during bacterial genome evolution

Rate Gamma Distribution Constant Rate ΔLnL
  α value MLE LnL MLE LnL  
μ1 = μ2 = μ3 0.37 5.29 -39765 0.51 -40277 512
μ 1 5.83 4.73 -36874 4.42 -36902 28
μ2 = μ3   0.37   0.35   
μ 1 3.04 4.49 -36042 3.92 -36128 86
μ 2   0.32   0.28   
μ 3   1.67   1.23