Table 1

Parameters for eukaryotic sequences according to source sloth species.*

Species

Sequences

Number of taxa

Coverage (%)

Estimated n of taxa (SChao1)

Shannon diversity index


C. hoffmanni

116

21

89.7

37

2.1 ± 0.2

C. didactylus

2

1

-a

1

0

B. tridactylus

33

12

78.8

33

2.2 ± 0.3

B. variegatus

63

14

88.9

21

2.0 ± 0.3

B. pygmaeus

111

22

89.2

38

2.2 ± 0.2

B. torquatus

58

20

81.0

26

2.1 ± 0.4

Total

383

72

89.3

146

3.11 ± 0.15


*The number of taxa, estimated number of taxa and the Shannon diversity index from each sloth species. Shannon index values include the 95% confidence intervals. Coverage estimates if the clone library reflects the actual diversity in the samples. A taxon is defined here as having greater than 97% similarity. aCoverage not calculated for C. didactylus due to the low number of sequences.

Suutari et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-86

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