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Table 2 Characteristics of the nucleotide datasets used in phylogenetic analyses

From: Rodents as intermediate hosts of cestode parasites of mammalian carnivores and birds of prey in Poland, with the first data on the life-cycle of Mesocestoides melesi

  12S rDNA 18S rDNA cox1
Number of sequences 51 33 63
Sequence length variation (bp) 222–337 593–1133 366–388
Number of aligned positions
 Total 350 1206 388
 Constant 193 1010 235
 Autapomorphic 28 86 9
 Parsimony informative 129 110 144
 Containing gaps 171 707 29
Percentage of gaps/missing data 10.35 11.42 0.93