Table 3

Rate of loss (per element per generation) and putative somatic gains (per element) observed in two families of transposable elements across mutation-accumulation lines of D. pulex where sex was promoted and prohibited (means, SE, t-statistic [t] and probability values [P] reported).

Element

n

No. of scored sites

Sexuals

Asexuals

t

P


Losses

Dpul_D16

93

4

0

0

n/a

n.s.

Dpul_D5

92

7

0.0028

(± 0.0004)

0.00031

(± 0.0001)

5.44

< 0.000001

Putative Somatic Gains

Dpul_D16

93

4

0.0036

(± 0.0003)

0.0016

(± 0.0001)

2.26

0.013

Dpul_D5

91

7

0.0020

(± 0.0005)

0.0022

(± 0.0004)

-0.23

0.41


Rho et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:425   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-425

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