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Table 1 Summarized characteristics of the quasispecies in CE lineages.

From: Quasispecies-like behavior observed in catalytic RNA populations evolving in a test tube

lineage name 3D 3D 6H 6H 6H 6L 6L 6L 6L
burst evaluated 10 50 5 35 50 22 23 39 42
Ne (molecules) 600 600 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
mutagen (MnCl2) added? No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
master sequence identity n/a n/a wt MS1 MS2 MS3 MS1 MS2 MS2
frequency of most common sequence (%) 42 40 77 80 45 68 56 77 62
sample size (sequences) 33 48 102 98 108 41 48 53 42
# of unique genotypes 12 17 17 15 37 9 10 10 13
Shannon Diversity Index 1.96 2.22 1.13 1.01 2.35 1.17 1.50 0.99 1.56
mean Hamming distance 7.2 4.5 2.0 0.95 1.4 1.5 1.2 1.3 1.3
  1. Key: Lineage 3D is from a previous study [22], while lineages 6H and 6L are from this study. The master sequence (MS) names are given by order of appearance, simply 1, 2, etc., except in the case of the wildtype (wt), B16-19. The frequency of the MS, the total number of sequences sampled, and the number of unique genotypes was calculated by the Network software, and the Shannon Diversity Index values were calculated using the formula given in the text.