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Table 2 PTLV evolutionary rates1 at 1st + 2nd codon positions of different gene regions assuming a Bayesian relaxed molecular clock.

From: Ancient, independent evolution and distinct molecular features of the novel human T-lymphotropic virus type 4

Gene region α-parameter
(Γ-distribution)2
Mean rate Median rate 95% HPD
gag 0.23 (0.168 – 0.303) 3.02 × 10-7 2.89 × 10-7 1.65 – 4.78 × 10-7
pol 0.417 (0.356 – 0. 475) 7.92 × 10-7 7.57 × 10-7 3.93 – 12.7 × 10-7
env 0.29 (0.228 – 0.359) 4.08 × 10-7 3.9 × 10-7 2.25 – 6.44 × 10-7
tax 0.311 (0.215 – 0.421) 4.32 × 10-7 4.17 × 10-7 2.34 – 6.47 × 10-7
  1. 1 Evolutionary rate is in nucleotide substitutions/site/year.
  2. 2 95% HPD (high posterior density) intervals are given in parentheses.