Table 2

Pair-wise squared Mahalanobis distances between the chemical profile of Nosema-infected and control bees at day 5 and 10
Colony # Treatment Nosema5 Control10 Nosema10
Colony 98 Control5 7.2 68.62 47.92
P = 0.023 P< 0.001 P< 0.001
Nosema5 72.85 58.03
P< 0.001 P< 0.001
Control10 9.55
P= 0.0055
Colony 120 Control5 6.54 77.64 74
P = 0.034 P< 0.001 P< 0.001
Nosema5 77.93 77.45
P< 0.001 P< 0.001
Control10 9.59
P= 0.0035
Colony 231 Control5 4.28 31.22 34.92
P = 0.044 P< 0.001 P< 0.001
Nosema5 31.89 34.09
P< 0.001 P< 0.001
Control10 5.99
P= 0.0057

P-values that are significant at the 5% probability after Bonferroni's correction (P < 0.0083) are indicated in bold. In the treatment column, 5 and 10 indicate the age of the bees. The experiment was repeated on bees from 3 different colonies.

McDonnell et al.

McDonnell et al. BMC Ecology 2013 13:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-25

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