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Table 4 The confidence interval of the α value in a Γ distribution of each group. Estimates based on the select-genes tree and the common-genes tree are shown.

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

Group Taxa Lower Boundary* α value Upper Boundary*
   Select Common Select Common Select Common
Bacillus 13 0.38 0.38 0.39 0.39 0.40 0.40
Brucella 4 0.029 0.026 0.053 0.035 0.066 0.042
Burkholderia 7 0.32 0.17 0.35 0.18 0.37 0.19
Candidatus 4 108 108 - -
Chlamydophila 7 0.28 0.28 0.41 0.39 0.57 0.59
Clostridium 5 0.44 0.47 0.50 0.52 0.56 0.58
Corynebacterium 5 0.56 0.84 0.79 1.19 1.03 1.71
Ehrlichia 5 0.39 0.39 - -
Escherichia 7 0.20 0.26 0.23 0.31 0.27 0.35
Helicobacter 5 0.39 0.45 0.47 0.52 0.56 0.63
Lactobacillus 6 11 12 - -
Mycobacterium 6 0.38 0.22 0.41 0.23 0.49 0.25
Mycoplasma 12 67 72 - -
Prochlorococcus 5 1.40 1.51 2.42 2.56 4.45 4.45
Pseudomonas 8 1.22 1.52 1.66 1.91 1.62 2.14
Rhodopseudomonas 4 0.49 0.44 0.59 0.52 0.75 0.66
Rickettsia 5 0.27 0.28 0.33 0.35 0.42 0.41
Salmonella 5 0.30 0.071 0.37 0.080 0.46 0.10
Shigella 6 0.31 0.15 0.37 0.17 0.41 0.19
Staphylococcus 13 0.081 0.080 0.090 0.085 0.099 0.090
Streptococcus 19 0.31 0.28 0.34 0.29 0.35 0.32
Synechococcus 5 108 108 - -
Vibrio 5 0.19 0.16 0.21 0.17 0.24 0.19
Xanthomonas 6 0.29 0.52 0.33 0.59 0.37 0.70
Yersinia 6 0.054 0.053 0.064 0.060 0.077 0.071
  1. *at 5% level, and the lower boundary of any ∞ α value is shown in integers except in the Ehrlichia group, which has a lower boundary 0.39.