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Table 3 Genetic differentiation (pairwise F ST values) among the eight subspecies as defined by mtDNA clades

From: Mitochondrial sequences reveal a clear separation between Angolan and South African giraffe along a cryptic rift valley

  angolensis giraffa peralta antiquorum thornicrofti tippelskirchi reticulata
giraffa 0.940       
peralta 0.935 0.978      
antiquorum 0.905 0.967 0.859     
thornicrofti 0.897 0.935 0.984 0.930    
tippelskirchi 0.859 0.838 0.916 0.866 0.506   
reticulata 0.901 0.961 0.839 0.689 0.900 0.856  
rothschildi 0.938 0.980 0.959 0.887 0.996 0.918 0.842
  1. For assignment to mtDNA clades see Figure 1. All pairwise FST values were highly significant (p < 0.001) when testing with 1,000 permutations.