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Table 1 The species, collection sites, climatic zone and the accession numbers of their ITS2 fragment

From: Molecular characterization of Ribosomal DNA (ITS2) of hard ticks in Iran: understanding the conspecificity of Dermacentor marginatus and D. niveus

Species Location Climatic zone Accession no Collected samples
n %
Dermacentor marginatus Kerman Tropical/Desert KJ004032 980 79.7
Meshkin-Shahr Mediterranean/mountainous KJ004037
Meshkin-Shahr Mediterranean/mountainous KJ004039
Dermacentor niveus Meshkin-Shahr Mediterranean/mountainous KJ004041 11 0.9
Kerman Tropical/desert KJ004042
Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l Tehran Subtropical/plain KJ004033 18 1.5
Kurdistan Mediterranean/mountainous KJ004036
Meshkin-Shahr Mediterranean/mountainous KJ004038
Rhipicephalus bursa Meshkin-Shahr Mediterranean/mountainous KJ004035 195 15.9
Hyalomma anatolicum Tehran Subtropical/plain KJ004034 25 2.0
Isfahan Subtropical/plain KJ004040
Total 1229 100