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Table 1 Pearson correlation coefficients (R) and their statistical significance between dN/dS for different substitution categories and different proxies for Ne. Significant correlations are highlighted in italics

From: GC-biased gene conversion conceals the prediction of the nearly neutral theory in avian genomes

Life history trait Total GC-conservative S-to-W W-to-S
R p value R p value R p value R p value
Body mass 0.08 6.09 × 10−1 0.57 3.15 × 10 −5 −0.33 2.25 × 10 −2 0.33 2.28 × 10 −2
Longevity 0.08 6.25 × 10−1 0.32 4.63 × 10 −2 −0.22 1.64 × 10−1 0.27 9.51 × 10−2
Age of sexual maturity 0.08 5.85 × 10−1 0.45 1.97 × 10 −3 −0.19 1.99 × 10−1 0.28 6.41 × 10−2
  1. S-to-W: strong to weak, W-to-S: weak to strong