TABLE 1

Summary of pyrosequencing data

Sample originTick speciesNo. of ticksReplicate no.MID usedNo. of raw readsNo. of reads after quality controlShannon indexSimpson index
Tromelin IslandCarios capensis51MID114,74313,6521.632.48
2MID215,73814,2431.612.46
Juan de Nova IslandCarios capensis51MID315,11513,4233.716.88
2MID717,25915,2924.2311.07
La RĂ©union IslandCarios capensis51MID913,69112,4171.792.02
2MID1016,39514,8381.631.88
La RĂ©union IslandAmblyomma loculosum51MID1117,33615,7461.472.27
2MID1215,06513,4181.542.35