Table 2

Rates of loss per ancestral insertion per generation (with standard errors) for six families of DNA transposons across mutation-accumulation lineages where sex was promoted (sexuals) and prohibited (asexuals). Number of high-loss loci (loci where losses were observed in more than three lineages) and t-test results are shown.

N

(sex/asex)

Number of high loss loci

Rate of loss

(per element per generation)


Element

Sexuals

Asexual

T

P


Tc1A1.1

46/46

1

0.00040 (± 0.00009)

0.00021 (± 0.00009)

2.0

0.02

Tc1NA2.1

44/46

4

0.00051 (± 0.00008)

0.000015 (± 0.00002)

6.3

<0.000001

Pokey

47/46

1

0.00078 (± 0.00002)

0.000058 (± 0.00006)

3.3

0.0007

hATA1.1

47/46

1

0.00094 (± 0.0003)

0

3.4

0.0004

HeliDaphNA1.1

47/46

3

0.00046 (± 0.0008)

0

5.4

<0.000001

HeliDaphNA2.1

46/46

6

0.0020 (± 0.0003)

0

7.8

<0.000001


Schaack et al. Genome Biology 2010 11:R46   doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-4-r46

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