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Table 5 Pairwise Fst indices and their significances (in parentheses; NS = non significant) for the three populations revealed by microsatellites, DRB and DQA.

From: Low major histocompatibility complex class II DQA diversity in the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

Pairwise comparison Microsatellite [18] a DRB [29] DQA
Ya'an-Wolong ~ Chengdu 0.07 (NS) 0.04 (NS) 0.13 (P < 0.05)
Ya'an-Wolong ~ Louguantai 0.18 (P < 0.05) 0.13 (P < 0.05) 0.04 (NS)
Chengdu ~ Louguantai 0.18 (P < 0.05) 0.18 (P < 0.05) 0.04 (NS)
  1. aGene sources of the giant pandas in the Ya'an-Wolong, Chengdu and Louguantai bases were mainly from the Qionglai, Minshan and Qinling mountain ranges. As a result, we utilized the Fst indices in the study of Lü et al. [18] (0.07 for Minshan ~ Qionglai, 0.18 for Minshan ~ Qinling and 0.18 for Qionglai ~ Qinling).