Table 3

ANOVA results showing the effect of marker type, swarm size, swarm duration, and the square of swarm duration, as well as the random effects of date and swarming site on mating success (total couples/swarm)

Variable

Estimate

F/Za

DF (num/den)b

P


Marker

--

1.22

3/30

0.31

Duration

5.5

2.52

1/30

0.12

Duration2

-0.11

2.68

1/30

0.11

Swarm Size

0.072

57.9

1/30

0.001

Site

26.16

1.23

--

0.109

Date

28.15

1.33

--

0.092

Residual

109.95

4.47

--

0.001


Res -2LL

542.4

AIC

548.4


aF denotes the standard F-test for fixed effects and Z denotes Wald-Z tests for the covariance parameter estimates

bDegrees of freedom of the numerator (num) and denominator (den) of the F-tests

Diabaté et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:184   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-184

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