Table 5

Published arthropod substitution rate estimates for the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI)
Reference Taxon Corrected pairwise distance (%) Per lineage rate, (subst./site/my)
Caccone and Sbordoni [95] Ovobathysciola cave beetles 1.2 0.006
Caccone and Sbordoni [95] Speonornus cave beetles 1.3 0.0065
Farrell [19] Tetraopes beetles 1.5 0.0075
Juan et al. [96] Pimelia beetles, Canary Is. 1.3 0.0065
Knowlton and Weigt [20], Morrison et al. [97] Alpheus snapping shrimp 1.4 0.007
Papadopoulou et al. [25] Tenebrionid beetle genera (6) 3.54 0.0177
Schubart et al. [98] Sesarma land crabs #1 1.28, 1.9 0.0064, 0.0095
Sota and Hayashi [85] Plateumaris leaf beetles 1.6 0.008

Although these distances were reported as percentages in the papers referenced, a common practice, this is not ideal for corrected distances since the values can exceed 100%.

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Marshall et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:177   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-177

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