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Table 5 Correlations between mean proportion of C. elegans -containing samples and abiotic factors

From: The prevalence of Caenorhabditis elegans across 1.5 years in selected North German locations: the importance of substrate type, abiotic parameters, and Caenorhabditis competitors

Location Substrate Correlating abiotic factor Rho a N P b
Kiel Compost Temperature 0.2203 17 0.3955
   pH −0.1072   0.8328
   Humidity 0.0069   0.8881
   Rain 0.1580   0.0060*
Münster Apple Temperature −0.8416 9 0.0044*
   pH 0.6337   0.0669
   Humidity 0.5446   0.1295
   Rain 0.0594   0.8793
Münster Compost Temperature −0.4596 17 0.0634
   pH −0.1683   0.5184
   Humidity 0.6296   0.0068*
   Rain 0.1463   0.5753
Roxel Compost Temperature 0.1299 17 0.6193
   pH −0.2845   0.2684
   Humidity −0.2684   0.2976
   Rain 0.2882   0.2620
  1. aCorrelations were assessed with a non-parametric Spearman's rank test.
  2. bSignificance levels were corrected for multiple comparisons using the false discovery rate; the resulting significant correlations at α < 0.05 are given in bold and indicated by an asterisk.