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Table 3 Identification success based on the ‘best match’, ‘best close match’ and ‘all species barcodes’ function of the program TaxonDNA

From: DNA barcoding of the genus Nepenthes (Pitcher plant): a preliminary assessment towards its identification

Region Best match Best Close match All species barcodes
Correct (%) Ambiguous (%) Incorrect (%) Correct (%) Ambiguous (%) Incorrect (%) Correct (%) Ambiguous (%) Incorrect (%)
ITS 78.12 30.21 8.46 77.67 29.67 34.06 80.76 7.14 5.49
rbcl 18.75 31.31 3.12 18.75 78.12 10.0 46.87 46.87 3.12
matK 59.4 29.7 10.89 57.42 29.7 10.89 52.47 43.56 1.98
ITS+ rbcl 66.66 7.4 33.33 27.77 1.23 22.22 30.23 44.44 5.55
ITS+ matK 75.38 8.97 25.64 72.82 8.97 12.82 65.38 19.23 1.8
rbcl+ matK 17.69 50.0 50.0 12.43 44.44 16.66 47.50 61.11 1.0