TABLE 1

Summary of empirical data sets

Data setTypeNo. of sequencesNo. of sitesInformative sitesObserved diversity (%)aTajima's DbReference
Candida albicansFungi452553580.70.936Anderson et al. (2001)
RanaAnimal mtDNA8114325714.8Sumida et al. (2000)
Cowdria ruminantiumBacteria1487018610.50.384Jiggins (2002)
H. pyloriBacteria33472533.8−0.531Suerbaum et al. (1998)
BoletalesFungi3163926517.1Kretzer and Bruns (1999)
NorovirusVirus2516171032.2−1.482Rohayem et al. (2005)
ApodemusAnimal mtDNA10114027514.7Martin et al. (2000)
Nematode WolbachiaBacteria104449813.00.899Jiggins (2002)
  • a Mean proportion of sites that differ between any two sequences.

  • b Calculated on sites with only two alleles segregating.