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Table 2 Effects of time, treatment and larval dry weight on relative total amount [μg/mg] and individual amounts of fatty acids

From: Patterns and dynamics of neutral lipid fatty acids in ants – implications for ecological studies

  Total NLFAs C16:0 C18:0 C18:1n9 C18:2n6
  df F trend p df F trend p df F trend p df F trend p df F trend p
F. fusca (n = 48)
Treatment 1 0.12   0.74 1 1.39   0.303 1 0.80   0.422 1 0.18   0.69 1 58.44   0.002
Time 1 15.42 < 0.001 1 22.30 < 0.001 1 25.51 < 0.001 1 10.52 0.002 1 11.66   0.002
Treatment x Time 1 0.29   0.60 1 0.16   0.687 1 1.94   0.171 1 0.84   0.37 1 14.97 high < 0.001
Residuals 44     44     44     44     44   low  
M. rubra (n = 48)
Treatment 1 0.02   0.90 1 0.59   0.484 1 0.02   0.893 1 0.26   0.64 1 29.06 0.006
Time 1 6.34 0.016 1 4.60 0.038 1 9.85 0.003 1 4.36 0.043 1 2.98   0.09
Treatment x Time 1 0.07   0.79 1 0.23   0.634 1 0.01   0.956 1 0.02   0.89 1 2.12   0.15
Residuals 44     44     44     44     44    
M. rubra larvae [A] (n = 38)
Treatment 1 11.08 0.029 1 1.36   0.308 1 3.20   0.148 1 9.93 0.034 1 22.55 0.009
Time 1 12.27 0.015 1 9.62 < 0.001 1 37.08 < 0.001 1 0.46   0.502 1 0.09   0.765
Treatment x Time 1 0.34   0.56 1 0.20   0.656 1 2.64   0.115 1 1.23   0.276 1 2.17   0.151
Residuals 33     33     33     33     33    
M. rubra larvae [B] (n = 38)
Treatment 1 25.78 < 0.001 1 2.05   0.161 1 2.75   0.107 1 10.80   0.003 1 21.57 0.001
Dry weight 1 46.35 < 0.001 1 53.59 < 0.001 1 69.50 < 0.001 1 0.15   0.700 1 0.62   0.434
Treatment x Dry weight 1 3.36   0.076 1 1.42   0.241 1 0.05   0.809 1 4.68 low 0.038 1 0.06   0.802
Residuals 33     33     33     33   high   33    
  1. Results of linear mixed-effect models. Trends indicate the direction of significant effects (α < 0.05, in bold). For larvae, [A] = time as a factor, [B] = dry weight as a factor