Table 3

Nested analysis of variance comparing traits between selection treatments and between blocks nested within treatment. The means used in the analysis have been standardised for the effect of block.

Measured character

Selection treatment

Block within treatment



df

F

P

Df

F

P


PARTITIONED-AQUARIA BEHAVIOUR TRIALS

Male attractiveness

3, 4

0.31

0.820

4, 444

0.21

0.935

Female preference for attractive males

3, 4

0.93

0.505

4, 444

0.31

0.869

Female responsiveness

3, 4

2.32

0.217

4, 444

1.30

0.268

Female discrimination

3, 4

0.22

0.881

4, 444

1.11

0.351


OPEN-AQUARIA BEHAVIOUR TRIALS

Male attractiveness

3, 4

2.85

0.169

4, 376

0.47

0.760

Female responsiveness

3, 4

0.51

0.694

4, 184

0.91

0.459


MALE ORNAMENTATION

Body size

3, 4

1.09

0.451

4, 444

6.49

0.000

Tail size

3, 4

1.67

0.309

4, 444

2.29

0.059

Black

3, 4

0.70

0.598

4, 444

1.52

0.194

Fuzzy black

3, 4

1.55

0.332

4, 444

0.82

0.513

Orange

3, 4

1.14

0.433

4, 444

3.11

0.015

Iridescence

3, 4

7.31

0.042

4, 444

0.49

0.746

Yellow

3, 4

4.52

0.090

4, 444

0.76

0.553

Tail colour

3, 4

0.23

0.874

4, 444

11.29

0.000

Spot number

3, 4

11.22

0.020

4, 444

4.70

0.001


Hall et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2004 4:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-4-1

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