Table 2

Results of different AMOVAs conducted
Percentage of variation
Analysis Among groups Among populations within groups Within groups FST p value
Non-hierarchical - 38.16 61.84 0.382 0.00
Species-wise 19.43 19.15 61.42 0.386 0.00
STRUCTURE 9.46 33.22 57.32 0.427 0.00
STRUCTURE no admixed 9.93 33.39 56.68 0.433 0.00
Geographic 1.58 36.97 61.45 0.385 0.00
Water 1.37 37.20 61.43 0.386 0.00
Soil 1.54 36.92 61.54 0.385 0.00

In the non-hierarchical analysis, no grouping was applied. In the species-wise analysis, samples were grouped according to taxonomic features (21 groups corresponding to the 21 species included).

In the STRUCTURE analysis, samples were grouped according to the results of STRUCTURE analysis (two groups corresponding to the two groups – white and grey – inferred by STRUCTURE); in the analysis without admixed samples seven samples with less than 90% identity to one of the two groups were removed. In the geography analysis the samples were grouped according to their origin (three areas – north, middle and south – of New Caledonia). The analysis based on water availability was structured into two groups – humid and dry. In the soil-type based analysis, species were grouped according to the substrate on which they were found (five groups – limestone, serpentine, schist, ultramafic rock and volcanic rock).

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Turner et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:269   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-269

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