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Table 1 Relative rate tests of 16S rRNA gene sequences of the symbiont of Rhyzopertha dominica in comparison with Sulcia symbionts and Blattabacterium symbionts

From: Novel bacteriocyte-associated pleomorphic symbiont of the grain pest beetle Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)

Lineage 1 Lineage 2 Outgroup K1a K2 b K1-K2 K1/K2 P value c
Symbiont of Rhyzopertha dominica [LC310894] Sulcia symbionts d Flavobacterium columnare [AB010952] 0.150 0.076 0.074 2.0 2.5 × 10−6
Symbiont of Rhyzopertha dominica [LC310894] Blattabacterium symbionts e Flavobacterium columnare [AB010952] 0.159 0.059 0.100 2.7 1.0 × 10−7
Sulcia symbionts d Blattabacterium symbionts e Flavobacterium columnare [AB010952] 0.083 0.056 0.027 1.5 0.01
  1. aEstimated mean distance between lineage 1 and the last common ancestor of lineages 1 and 2
  2. bEstimated mean distance between lineage 2 and the last common ancestor of lineages 1 and 2
  3. c P-value was generated using the program RRTree [50]. The analyses were performed using 1445 aligned nucleotide sites for 16S rRNA gene sequences
  4. d16S rRNA sequences of Sulcia symbionts from Homalodisca vitripennis (CP000770), Diceroprocta semicincta (CP001605) and Clastoptera arizonana (CP002163)
  5. e16S rRNA sequences of Blattabacterium symbionts from Blattella germanica (CP001487), Mastotermes darwiniensis (CP003000), and Cryptocercus punctulatus (CP003015)