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Table 2 Success rate (%) of data analysis methods with varying speciation time; mtDNA sequences were simulated for two species and a sample size n = 10; the mutation parameter θ was either 3 (A) or 30 (B).

From: DNA barcode analysis: a comparison of phylogenetic and statistical classification methods

Speciation time NJ PhyML 1-NN CART RF Kernel P < 0.05 P < 0.01
(A) θ = 3         
100 62.90 62.25 ¶ 65.45 * 65.40 64.30 64.95 1  
500 † 87.25* 86.30 87.20 87.15 86.40 87.15   
1000 95.90 96.00 96.75 * 96.55 96.00 95.75   
5000 100.00 * 100.00 * 100.00 * 99.85 100.00 * 99.80   
10000 100.00 * 100.00 * 100.00 * 100.00 * 100.00 * 99.90   
(B) θ = 30         
100 75.60 75.30 76.25 * 75.50 77.75 73.45   
500 † 96.10 96.20 * 95.55 93.50 ¶ 95.25 94.00 ¶ 2 2
1000 99.15 * 99.15 * 98.55 97.10 ¶ 98.35 ¶ 96.90 ¶ 3 3
5000 99.95 100.00 * 100.00 * 99.40 ¶ 100.00 * 99.45 ¶ 1 2
10000 100.00 * 100.00 * 100.00 * 99.40 ¶ 100.00 * 99.55 ¶ 2 2
  1. * Best score
  2. ¶significantly below the best score. Columns 8 and 9 indicate the number of methods with p-values below 0.05 and 0.01 respectively.
  3. † Focal set of parameters, for comparison across tables.