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Table 3 Estimates of the conjugation coefficients γ D and γ T (bacterium -1h -1 ) by the model with a single estimate for both donor and transconjugant ( γ = γ D = γ T ), and by the model with separate conjugation coefficients for donor and transconjugant ( γ D ≠ γ T )

From: The IncI1 plasmid carrying the bla CTX-M-1 gene persists in in vitro culture of a Escherichia coli strain from broilers

Parameter Value 95% confidence interval AICcc*
γ = γ D = γ T   36.8
γ 2.2 10-13 (6.6 10-14 – 7.6 10-13)  
γ D ≠ γ T   23.4
γ D 2.4 10-14 4.4 10-10 (1.0 10-14 – 6.0 10-14)  
γ T   (3.1 10-10 – 6.3 10-10)
  1. *AICc = Akaike’s Information Criterion corrected for a finite sample size n.
  2. AICc = AIC + 2 k (k + 1)/(n-k-1), in which k is the number of parameters in the model.