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Table 1 Inter- and intra-specific distances of candidate DNA markers of ticks

From: Assessment of four DNA fragments (COI, 16S rDNA, ITS2, 12S rDNA) for species identification of the Ixodida (Acari: Ixodida)

Markers COI 16S ITS2 12S
Average inter-specific distance 0.174 ± 0.052 0.144 ± 0.059 0.417 ± 0.367 0.147 ± 0.049
Theta prime 0.185 ± 0.044 0.179 ± 0.050 0.359 ± 0.335 0.141 ± 0.055
Minimum inter-specific distance 0.178 ± 0.047 0.170 ± 0.051 0.351 ± 0.326 0.132 ± 0.055
Average intra-specific distance 0.014 ± 0.027 0.020 ± 0.033 0.003 ± 0.006 0.018 ± 0.026
Theta 0.017 ± 0.024 0.018 ± 0.027 0.012 ± 0.023 0.022 ± 0.030
Coalescent depth 0.038 ± 0.054 0.037 ± 0.047 0.021 ± 0.028 0.034 ± 0.030