Table 3

Correlation among traits.

N

Correlation coefficient

P


Growth rate vs Phlorotannin content

11

-0.53

0.05-0.1

Photochemical yield after freezing vs Thallus width

12

0.51

0.05-0.1

Photochemical yield after desiccation vs Water content after 2 h of desiccation

12

0.54

0.05-0.1


Correlation coefficients are shown for those phenotypic traits that showed marginally significant correlations (0.05 <P < 0.1). (No correlations were significant at α = 0.05). All thalli from the group of unique multilocus genotypes were included in the analyses together with one randomly chosen thallus of each of the three monoclonal groups. P-values are not corrected for multiple testing

Johannesson et al. BMC Ecology 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-2

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