Table 2

Parameters for eukaryotic sequences according to collection site.*

Collection location

Sequences

Number of taxa

Coverage (%)

Estimated n of taxa (SChao1)

Shannon diversity index


Naos Island, Panama

18

10

55.6

38

2.0 ± 0.5

Barro Colorado Island, Panama

37

10

83.8

17

1.7 ± 0.3

Isla Colón, Panama

90

15

93.3

20

2.1 ± 0.2

Isla Escudo de Veraguas,

111

22

89.2

38

2.2 ± 0.2

Panama

Manuel Antonio, Costa

34

6

94.1

7

1.4 ± 0.3

Rica

Cayenne, French Guiana

35

12

82.9

27

2.2 ± 0.3

Augusto Ruschi, Brazil

24

12

66.7

19

2.0 ± 0.5

Paulo Seike Fragment,

34

10

85.3

12

1.5 ± 0.4

Brazil

Total

383

72

89.3

146

3.11 ± 0.15


*The number of taxa (with 97% similarity), estimated number of taxa and the Shannon diversity index from each study area. Shannon index values include the 95% confidence intervals.

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

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