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Table 2 Results of AMOVA of Termitomyces symbionts at three hierarchical levels.

From: Patterns of interaction specificity of fungus-growing termites and Termitomyces symbionts in South Africa

Source of variation d.f. Sum of squares Variance component % variation Fixation indices P value
Between genera 2 2064.85 28.72 47 ΦCT = 0.47 0.0029
Among species within genera 5 439.53 11.18 18 ΦSC = 0.34 0.0020
Within species 77 1677.90 21.79 35 ΦST = 0.65 < 0.0001
Total 84 4182.27 61.68 100   
Within Odontotermes: Φ ST = 0.25 (p < 0.001)      
Comparison Pairwise Φ ST P value    
latericius & transvaalensis 0.34 p < 0.001    
latericius & badius 0.23 p = 0.002    
transvaalensis & badius 0.08 p = 0.19; n.s.    
Within Microtermes: Φ ST = 0.13 (p = 0.08)   0.37    
Comparison Pairwise Φ ST P value    
Sp. I & sp. II 0.21 p = 0.11; n.s.    
Sp. I & sp. III 0.01 p = 0.58; n.s.    
Sp. I & sp. IV 0.27 p = 0.13; n.s.    
Sp. II & sp. III 0.10 p = 0.36; n.s.    
Sp. II & sp. IV -0.36 p = 0.99; n.s.    
Sp. III & sp. IV 0.37 P = 0.04    
Sp. I & sp. III 0.01 p = 0.58; n.s.    
Sp. I & sp. IV 0.27 p = 0.13; n.s.    
Sp. II & sp. III 0.10 p = 0.36; n.s.    
Sp. II & sp. IV -0.36 p = 0.99; n.s.    
Sp. III & sp. IV 0.37 P = 0.04