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Table 4 Gene diversities and nucleotide diversities for each conservation and management unit

From: MHC class II DQB diversity in the Japanese black bear, Ursus thibetanus japonicus

   MHC DQBexon 2 region (267 bp) mtDNA control region (Yasukochi et al. 2009)
  Conservation and management unit No. of samples No. of alleles H e H o π S No. of samples No. of haplotypes h π
Eastern Japan Gassan-Asahi Iide (GAI) 21 4 0.48 ± 0.08 0.33 0.018 ± 0.009 6 5 0.93 ± 0.12 0.011 ± 0.008
  Echigo-Mikuni (EM) 13 7 0.79 ± 0.05 0.69 0.024 ± 0.011 16 7 0.82 ± 0.07 0.009 ± 0.006
  North-Central Alps (NCA) 12 10 0.85 ± 0.05 * 0.33 * 0.022 ± 0.010 23 8 0.85 ± 0.05 0.011 ± 0.007 d
  Hakusan-Okumino (HO) 36 18 0.76± 0.05 * 0.39 * 0.019 ± 0.008 74 8 0.72 ± 0.03 0.010 ± 0.006
Western Japan Northern Kinki (NK) 23 8 0.68 ± 0.06 0.56 0.016 ± 0.008 96 (64) 4 0.75 ± 0.03 0.011 ± 0.007
  Eastern Chugoku (EC) 8 7 0.83±0.07* 0.38* 0.013 ± 0.007 31 (22) 2 0.25 ± 0.10 0.003 ± 0.002
  Western Chugoku (WC) 53 11 0.33 ± 0.06 * 0.19 * 0.005± 0.003 154 (33) 6 0.56 ± 0.04 0.005 ± 0.004
  Shikoku (SK) 9 6 0.73 ± 0.10* 0.33* 0.021 ± 0.010 11 c 2 0.55 ± 0.07 0.009 ± 0.006
  Overall 175 44 0.65 ± 0.03 * 0.36 * 0.016 ± 0.007 455 24 0.90 ± 0.01 0.013 ± 0.008
  1. Bold character indicates conservation and management units which have more than 10 samples. Chokai Sanchi, Southern Ouu, Southern Alps and Kii Hanto units are excluded due to small number of samples. He: the expected heterozygosity; Ho: the observed heterozygosity. πS or π: the nucleotide diversity. h: the haplotype diversity. *: a significant departure from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (P < 0.01). ( ): the number of haplotype data analyzed by [5]. a: the number includes subhaplotypes. b: the number was taken from the result of an identification of individuals using microsatellite analysis [90] because samples were obtained by hair trap. c: the number is samples that are newly added to samples used in our previous study [8]. d: the π value described in [8] (π = 0.001) was incorrect, and 0.01 was a correct value.