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Table 3 Success rate (%) of data analysis methods when varying the reference sample size; mtDNA sequences were simulated for two species and a speciation time of T = 500 (N f /2); the mutation parameter θ was either 3 (A) or 30 (B).

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

Reference
sample size
NJ PhyML 1-NN CART RF Kernel P < 0.05 P < 0.01
(A) θ = 3         
3 77.45 77.50 78.05 * 77.15 77.35 76.15   
5 84.20 * 83.85 83.30 82.95 82.40 82.10   
10 † 87.25* 86.30 87.20 87.15 86.40 87.15   
25 92.00 * 91.70 91.10 90.80 89.40 ¶ 90.75 1 1
(B) θ = 30         
3 82.80 82.95 83.55 * 79.40 ¶ 81.95 80.45 ¶ 2 2
5 89.50 89.45 90.25 * 86.20 ¶ 89.30 86.85 ¶ 2 2
10 † 96.10 96.20 * 95.55 93.50 ¶ 95.25 94.00 ¶ 1 1
25 98.95 98.95 99.15 * 98.30 ¶ 99.00 98.20 ¶ 2 1
  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.