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Table 2 Summary of K2P genetic divergence within different taxonomic levels from 1,244 analyzed specimens

From: Can DNA barcoding accurately discriminate megadiverse Neotropical freshwater fish fauna?

Category Taxa Min dist(%) Mean dist(%) Max dist(%) SE dist(%)
Within species 224 0 1.3 (0.3*) 8.5 0.02
Within genus 122 0 6.8 24.8 0.05
Within family 36 1.4 20.1 31.5 0.01
Within order 10 15.2 23.3 33.4 0.00
Within class 2 16.8 24.5 38.1 0.00
  1. * mean distance when considering each subcluster as an independent genetic unit in the analysis.