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Table 1 Diversity of TEs in selected species

From: Families of transposable elements, population structure and the origin of species

Species No. Families < 1% divergent No. Families < 5% divergent
Danio rerio 124 217
Mammals (range) 0-23 5-113
Xenopus tropicalis 26 91
Anopheles gambiae 50 115
Aedes aegypti 561 1093
Drosophila melanogaster 19 49
Arabidopsis thaliana 52 199
Zea mays 149 265
Selaginella moellendorffii 11 24
Physcomitrella patens 4 8
  1. Diversity of TEs is defined as the number of different families per genome. DNA sequence divergence for individual families is defined as a percentage of base substitutions either relative to their consensus sequences or between LTRs in the case of LTR retrotransposon families.