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Table 3 Haplotype diversity and nucleotide diversity estimates, and neutrality test results of nine established populations of I. scapularis

From: Genetic variation in the mitochondrial 16S ribosomal RNA gene of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)

Population N S h π Neutrality tests Chakraborty’s test
      Tajima’s Fu’s No of haplotypes:
      D Fs Exp. Obs.
Pembina Valley Provincial Park, MB 46 12 0.7807 0.00292 −1.7018* −7.3735*** 8.5 12
Stanley Trail, MB 44 7 0.6945 0.00217 −1.0354 −3.7782* 6.2 8
Itasca State Park, MN 56 10 0.5994 0.00191 −1.7473* −8.2716*** 5.0 11**
Camp Ripley, MN 56 15 0.6461 0.00240 −2.0751** −11.5757*** 5.7 14***
St. Croix State Park, MN 56 13 0.6656 0.00213 −1.9112** −12.7498*** 6.0 14***
Point Pelee National Park, ON 46 6 0.6019 0.00206 −1.2915 −2.7386 4.8 7
Long Point Provincial Park, ON 108 13 0.7856 0.00318 −1.2840 −5.5321 11.0 13
Trustom Pond, RI 50 7 0.7273 0.00316 −0.0610 −1.1404 7.2 7
Hazard Island, RI 50 8 0.7731 0.00357 −0.0852 −3.4150 8.5 10
  1. Abbreviations: N = sample size, S = no. of polymorphic sites, h = haplotype diversity and π = nucleotide diversity. Significance levels: *P <0.05, **P <0.01 and ***P <0.001. For the state and province abbreviations, see Table 1.