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Table 2 Taxonomic coverage and resolution capacity (BS) of the different barcodes tested.

From: An In silico approach for the evaluation of DNA barcodes

  all vertebrates Chondrichthyes Actinopterigii Amphibia Sauropsida Mammalia
  Taxonomic coverage
COI-1 0.03 0.00 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.04
COI-2H 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00
COI-2 0.95 0.67 0.98 0.91 0.93 0.96
COI-3 0.45 0.67 0.49 0.41 0.53 0.32
Uni-Minibar 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MCB 0.09 0.00 0.05 0.03 0.14 0.18
cytM 0.10 0.00 0.09 0.03 0.11 0.17
16Sr 0.90 0.50 0.94 0.94 0.64 0.98
16Sr2 0.93 0.50 0.94 0.94 0.86 0.98
16Smam 0.40 0.00 0.25 0.32 0.05 0.96
  Resolution capacity
  BS N BS N BS N BS N BS N BS N
COI-1 1.00 49 * - 1.00 16 * - 1.00 11 * -
COI-2 0.97 2113 * - 0.96 538 1.00 76 0.97 311 0.98 235
COI-3 0.96 650 * - 0.94 326 1.00 33 0.96 159 1.00 75
MCB 0.95 1426 * - 0.88 203 * - 0.95 841 0.97 364
cytM 0.90 935 * - 0.80 177 * - 0.99 272 0.94 476
16Sr 0.98 1730 * - 0.97 624 1.00 118 0.99 243 0.99 560
16Sr2 0.98 1769 * - 0.97 624 1.00 118 0.99 286 0.99 560
16Smam 0.83 3242 * - 0.83 518 0.76 1297 0.90 351 0.90 1063
  1. In the analysis of Resolutions, only primers amplifying more than 10 species per taxon are considered.
  2. N: number of sequences amplified from Genbank.
  3. * The resolution was not calculated as the primer pairs amplified 10 or less different species for this taxon.