Table 1

Epigenetic variation

Tissue

Number of MSLa

Number of polymorphic MSLb

% significant single-locus variation among populations c

Diversityd


Brain

429 (65.5%)

262

27.7 (q = 0.093)

0.50 (0.15)

Liver

418 (62.5%)

218

5.5 (q = 0.230)

0.48 (0.15)

Gonad

429 (72.6%)

206

35.9 (q = 0.093)

0.50 (0.15)


a Methylation-susceptible loci.

b A methylation-susceptible loci was considered polymorphic when at least two individuals showed the non-methylated state.

c % of the significant single-locus homogeneity tests (χ2) after multiple test correction with sequential combined probability test of Fisher [47]□. q-values are given between brackets providing the expected proportion of false positives.

d Average Shannon's Diversity Index (±SD).

Morán and Pérez-Figueroa BMC Genetics 2011 12:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-86

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