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Table 2 Repeatability of innate immune indices and cloacal microbiota characteristics of female zebra finches

From: Microbial environment shapes immune function and cloacal microbiota dynamics in zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata

Immune index Treatment Principal coordinate axis R SE 95% CI (lower, upper)b Pc
Agglutination (titer)    0.14 0.07 0.017, 0.301 0.033
[IgY] (absorbance)    0.80 0.05 0.65, 0.866 0.001
Lytic activity (probability)a    0.06 0.20 0, 0.894 0.198
[Haptoglobin] (mg ml−1)    0.26 0.08 0.113, 0.423 0.001
Multivariate immune function High diversity axis 1 0.37 0.13 0.082, 0.584 0.004
  axis 2 0.56 0.13 0.265, 0.75 0.001
Low diversity axis 1 0.08 0.11 0, 0.333 0.242
  axis 2 0.74 0.11 0.437, 0.85 0.001
Cloacal microbiota
 OTU richness    0.18 0.10 0.005, 0.394 0.019
 Shannon’s diversity    0.23 0.09 0.064, 0.421 0.005
 Cloacal taxon occurrence (unweighted UniFrac) High diversity axis 1 0.00 0.07 0, 0.223 1.000
  axis 2 0.46 0.13 0.168, 0.662 0.001
Low diversity axis 1 0.00 0.00 0, 0 0.980
  axis 2 0.28 0.14 0, 0.536 0.008
  1. aNo detected lysis titres at sampling moment 3 and 4 inhibited evaluation of differences among sampling moment categories; a logit link GLMM with continuous temporal predictor was fitted instead
  2. bConfidence intervals based on 1000 parametric bootstraps
  3. cP-values calculated based on 1000 permutations