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Table 4 Pairwise distances of the ITS region between Steinernema species from the “bicornatum” group

From: Morpho-taxometrical and molecular characterization of Steinernema abbasi (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) and its pathogenicity and generative potential against lepidopteran pests

S. No. ITS Region 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Steinernema abbasi CS38   0 33 35 87 93 93 93 98 101 110 191
2 AF331890
Steinernema abbasi
100   31 33 87 90 91 93 96 99 110 188
3 JQ838179
Steinernema bifurcatum
96 96   39 109 109 104 113 119 110 131 193
4 AY748451
Steinernema yirgalemense
94 94 93   51 59 54 56 50 61 55 65
5 AF331904.1
Steinernema bicornutum
89 89 86 91   87 67 36 79 82 90 188
6 KT580950
Steinernema biddulphi
88 88 86 90 89   97 92 89 100 107 151
7 KR781039
Steinernema goweni
88 88 86 91 91 87   73 40 52 52 187
8 AF331888
Steinernema ceratophorum
88 88 85 90 96 88 90   87 88 97 199
9 KP036475
Steinernema ralatorei
88 88 85 91 90 88 95 89   19 34 199
10 KJ913708
Steinernema papillatum
87 87 85 89 89 87 93 88 98   42 196
11 AF331893
Steinernema riobrave
86 86 82 90 89 86 93 88 96 95   204
12 JX068824
Steinernema pakistanense
72 72 72 89 72 79 72 69 70 70 69  
  1. Note: Data of present strain shown in italics. Below diagonal: percentage similarity; above diagonal: total character differences