Table 5

Slope and intercept comparisons of stylopodial scaling patterns in different mammalian size classes.

20 kg

50 kg

100 kg


mCI

mP

bCI

bP

b'P

mCI

mP

bCI

bP

b'P

mCI

mP

bCI

bP

b'P


LF vs CF

*

*


LH vs CH

*

**

*

*

*

**


LF vs BM


CF vs BM


LH vs BM

*

**

*


CH vs BM


LF vs LH

°


CH+F vs BM


Standardized major axis equation shown in the format y = mx + b. Symbols: (°) represents differences at 90 to 95% (0.1 <P > 0.05); (*) at 9 to 99% (0.05 <P > 0.01); and (**) at greater than 95% (P < 0.01). Otherwise, P-values are > 0.1. All P-values are adjusted for multiple comparisons using FDR. All P-values are adjusted for multiple for multiple comparisons using FDR. Hyphens (-) represent duplicate comparisons. Significant differences using 95% CI are assessed on whether the intervals overlap or not; non-overlapping comparisons are indicated with an asterisk (*). mCI, slope comparisons based on 95% confidence intervals; mP, slope comparisons based on likelihood ratio test; bCI, intercept comparisons based 95% confidence intervals; bP, intercept comparisons based on two-tailed t-test; b'P, t-test comparison of adjusted intercepts to the minimum value along the x-axis; BM, body mass; CF, femoral circumference; FDR, false discovery rate; LH, humeral length; CH, humeral circumference; CH+F, total humeral and femoral circumference; LF, femoral length;mCI, slope comparisons based on 95% confidence intervals; mP, slope comparisons based on likelihood ratio test; bCI, intercept comparisons based 95% confidence intervals; bP, intercept comparisons based on two-tailed t-test; b'P, t-test comparison of adjusted intercepts to the minimum value along the x-axis; BM, body mass; CH, humeral circumference; CH+F, total humeral and femoral circumference; LC, femoral circumference;

LF, femoral length; LH, humeral length.

Campione and Evans BMC Biology 2012 10:60   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-60

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