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Table 2 Sequence characters of the analyzed cpDNA non-coding regions

From: Nuclear and plastid haplotypes suggest rapid diploid and polyploid speciation in the N Hemisphere Achillea millefoliumcomplex (Asteraceae)

  trnH-psbA trnC-ycf6(incl. partial ycf6-psbM) rpL16(for diploid taxa only) All three fragments combined for diploid taxa only trnH-psbAand trnC-ycf6combined for all taxa
Length 424-445 bp 537-564 bp 849-876 bp 1814-1842 bp 960-989 bp
Number of haplotypes 13 18 8 13 26
Number of variable sites 11 18 9 26 29
Number of indels (length in base pairs) * 3 (5; 1; 21) 5 (1; 6; 1; 21) 4 (5; 5; 1; 22) 8 (1; 6; 5; 1; 5; 5; 1; 22) 8 (1; 6; 1; 6; 21; 5; 1; 21)
  1. * Indels were coded as binary characters (0/1 = A/C) using software GapCoder [37]