Table 1

ANOVA results of the photo-physiological responses

two-factorial ANOVA

one-factorial ANOVA

source

destination

SNK (destination)

source

SNK (source)


Symbiont densities and reticulation

Symbiont density

n.s.

p < 0.0004

F(2,28) = 10.67

U > B = D*

p < 0.002

F(2,15) = 9.7918

D > B = U

Reticulation

n.s.

p < 0.001

F(2,28) = 9.01

U < B = D

p < 0.009

F(2,15) = 6.64

B > D = U

Pigments

Chlorophyll a/cell

n.s.

n.s.

p < 0.002

F(2,15) = 9.8706

D < B = U

Areal chlorophyll

n.s.

p < 0.0004

F(2,28) = 10.13

U > B = D*

n.s.

Dark-adapted XDE

n.s.

p < 0.005

F(2,28) = 6.65

D < B = U

p < 0.022

F(2,15) = 5.0157

D < B = U

Chlorophyll c : a

n.s.

n.s.

n.s.

Xantophyll: Chlorophyll a

n.s.

n.s.

n.s.

ß-Carotene: Chlorophyll

n.s.

p < 0.008

F(2,28) = 5.86

D < U =(<) B

n.s.

Photosynthesis Photosynthesis

Oxygen evolution per cell

n.s.

n.s.

p < 0.0023

F(2,14) = 9.7749

D < B = U*

Net Photosynthesis (P)

n.s.

p < 0.000006

F(2,28) = 25.73

U > B = D

n.s.

Gross P: R over 24 h#

n.s.

p < 0.0001

F(2,28) = 13.05

B < U = D

n.s.

Blue: full light

n.s.

n.s.

n.s.


SNK = Student-Newman-Keuls test; XDE = Xanthophyll de-epoxidation; #full light for destination DE; * ANOVA assumptions not met, but p << 0.01

The two-factorial analyses test for source and destination effects of transplanted fragments originating from the 'Back Reef' (B) and 'Upper Slope' (U) habitats (note that source effects were never significant). The one-factorial analyses test for source effects of fragments originating from the 'Back Reef' (B), 'Upper Slope' (U) and 'Deep Slope' (D) habitats transplanted to the 'Deep Slope' habitat.

Bongaerts et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:303   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-303

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