Table 3

Pair-wise squared Mahalanobis distances between the chemical profile of Varroa-parasitized and control bees
Treatment Varroa98 Control120 Varroa120 Control231 Varroa231
Control98 17.46 18.02 28.31 9.61 6.2
P< 0.001 P< 0.001 P< 0.001 P= 0.0015 P = 0.038
Varroa98 12.38 18.19 6.4 17.07
P= 0.0012 P< 0.001 P = 0.032 P< 0.001
Control120 9.09 8.34 17.7
P= 0.0025 P = 0.005 P< 0.001
Varroa120 16.68 17.8
P< 0.001 P< 0.001
Control231 9.72
P= 0.0014

P-values that are significant at the 5% probability after Bonferroni's correction (P < 0.0083) are indicated in bold. The numbers 98, 120 and 231 indicate the colony origin of the bees.

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

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