Table 1

Significance levels among Third-order Partial Correlation Coefficients (PCC) for the five supra-modular variables (below the diagonal) and Bivariate (zero-order) correlation coefficients (above the diagonal). Complete name of variables: Polyp Aperture, Inter Polyp Distance, Thickness, Internode length an Branch lenght (see Fig. 3 for variable distributions and colony location)

Aperture

Distance

Thick

Internode

Branch


Aperture

-

0.457*

0.75***

0.789***

Distance

n.s.

-

n.s.

n.s.

n.s.

Thickness

-0.171*

n.s.

-

0.556**

0.659***

Internode

n.s.

n.s.

n.s.

-

0.791***

Branch

0.482**

n.s.

0.442*

0.383*

-


n.s. non significant

* P < 0.05

**P < 0.01

*** P < 0.001

S├ínchez et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7:122   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-122

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