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Table 3 Statistical analysis of host-associated microbiota alpha diversity

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

Response Predictor df a F P
OTU richness (log-scale) Experimental treatment 1, 43 4.56 0.04
Sampling moment 3, 104 35.01 < 0.001
interaction 3, 104 1.42 0.24
    F P
Shannon’s diversity (log-scale) Experimental treatment 1, 42 0.00 0.99
Sampling moment 3, 103 28.35 < 0.001
interaction 3, 103 2.43 0.07
Δ OTU richness (yt - yt-1) Experimental treatment 1, 76 0.75 0.39
Sampling interval 2, 76 22.42 <  0.001
interaction 2, 76 2.56 0.08
Δ Shannon’s diversity (yt - yt-1) Experimental treatment 1, 76 0.80 0.37
Sampling interval 2, 76 17.37 <  0.001
interaction 2, 76 1.98 0.14
  1. aDenominator degrees of freedom based on Satterthwaite approximation