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Table 3 Comparisons of genetic differentiation in paired collections of Rhipicephalus microplus ticks sampled from white-tailed deer (WTD) and cattle in southern Texas

From: Widespread movement of invasive cattle fever ticks (Rhipicephalus microplus) in southern Texas leads to shared local infestations on cattle and deer

Collection pair (WTD vs. cow) Spatial distance (km) Temporal distance F ST p-value Interpretation
Rm47 vs. Rm48 0 1 day 0.004 0.4187 Shared infestation
Rm13 vs. Rm10 0.6 2 mos. 0.005 0.4001 Shared infestation
Rm06 vs. Rm10 1.9 7 mos. 0.003 0.5614 Shared infestation and persistence
Rm36 vs. Rm37 0.3 9 mos. 0.085 0.0006 Independent infestations
Rm36 vs. Rm39 2.3 3 mos. 0.106 0.0006 Independent infestations
Rm16 vs. Rm17 6.5 6 mos. 0.080 0.0001 Independent infestations
  1. Spatial and temporal distances were minimized as much as possible in these six pairs. Estimates of FST were calculated as pairwise θ values in the FSTAT program; significant p-values are in bold font.