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Table 1 Summary statistics of relaxed molecular clock estimates of the divergence time between Demodex species based on amino acid sequence alignments of mitochondrial proteins

From: Complete mitochondrial genomes of the human follicle mites Demodex brevis and D. folliculorum: novel gene arrangement, truncated tRNA genes, and ancient divergence between species

Prior on tmrca [Acariformes] Solifugae included? tmrca [Acari] (mya) tmrca [ Demodex] (mya)
Exponential [10] Offset 410 No 483 [450 – 523] 129 [87 – 173]
Gamma [2,15] Offset 410 No 504 [457 – 560] 134 [86 – 180]
Uniform [410, 510] No 520 [456 – 589] 137 [88 – 186]
Exponential [10] Offset 410 Yes 475 [441 – 509] 133 [82 – 185]
Gamma [2,15] Offset 410 Yes 494 [448 – 546] 140 [88 – 191]
Uniform [410, 510] Yes 509 [449 – 578] 145 [93 – 197]
  1. mya = millions of years ago; tmrca = time to most recent common ancestor. tmrca[Acari] represents the estimated divergence time between Acariformes and Parasitiformes. tmrca[Demodex] represents the estimated divergence time between D. brevis and D. folliculorum. Shown for the tmrca estimates are the mean and 95% highest probability density intervals for each analysis.