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Table 2 Performance of four DNA fragments used for species identification of ticks based on their sequences identification success rates using four different methods

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

Gene No. of sequences NN BLASTn Liberal tree-based Liberal tree-based (+threshold)
Identified sequences Rates Identified sequences Rates Identified sequences Rates Identified sequences Rates
COI 439 431 98.18% 430 97.95% 409 93.17% 403 91.80%
16S 820 799 97.44% 786 95.85% 742 90.49% 732 89.27%
ITS2 394 379 96.19% 381 96.70% 374 94.92% 372 94.42%
12S 765 749 97.91% 751 98.17% 706 92.29% 698 91.24%