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Table 3 DistLM results correlating nutrient flux (NH4, NOx, and PO4 specific filtration rates, μmol/s/L sponge) and microbial community structure in sponges from Belize, showing analysis for all species, by category (HMA/LMA) and for all pairwise species comparisons

From: Testing the relationship between microbiome composition and flux of carbon and nutrients in Caribbean coral reef sponges

Dataset P value R 2
NH4 NOx PO4 NH4 NOx PO4
All species 0.002* 0.790 0.153 0.155 0.020 0.043
All LMA species 0.073 0.897 0.178 0.100 0.035 0.084
All HMA species 0.549 0.609 0.933 0.080 0.074 0.037
Pairwise LMA comparisons
M. laxissima–N. digitalis 0.022* 0.718 0.657 0.274 0.104 0.111
M. laxissima–C. plicifera 0.032* 0.515 0.095 0.457 0.124 0.315
M. laxissima–C. vaginalis 0.040* 0.843 0.696 0.287 0.074 0.081
N. digitalis–C. plicifera 0.163 0.981 0.024* 0.189 0.041 0.201
N. digitalis–C. vaginalis 0.038* 0.535 0.103 0.261 0.108 0.145
C. plicifera–C. vaginalis 0.055 0.278 0.077 0.238 0.123 0.223
Pairwise HMA comparisons
A. tubulata–V. gigantea 0.036* 0.026* 0.043* 0.585 0.582 0.575
A. tubulata–V. reiswigi 0.782 0.656 0.239 0.092 0.150 0.282
A. tubulata–X. muta 0.871 0.440 0.895 0.050 0.099 0.042
V. gigantea–V. reiswigi 0.147 0.360 0.655 0.590 0.582 0.475
V. gigantea–X. muta 0.010* 0.125 0.581 0.386 0.399 0.158
V. reiswigi–X. muta 0.959 0.226 0.779 0.091 0.185 0.103
Pairwise LMA-HMA comparisons
C. plicifera–A. tubulata 0.014* 0.480 0.046* 0.573 0.125 0.387
C. plicifera–V. gigantea 0.123 0.577 0.639 0.479 0.117 0.117
C. plicifera–V. reiswigi 0.040* 0.471 0.217 0.522 0.122 0.278
C. plicifera–X. muta 0.005* 0.404 0.066 0.624 0.116 0.378
M. laxissima–A. tubulata 0.052 0.150 0.397 0.451 0.283 0.123
M. laxissima–V. gigantea 0.227 0.126 0.199 0.675 0.677 0.674
M. laxissima–V. reiswigi 0.218 0.117 0.201 0.675 0.677 0.674
M. laxissima–X. muta 0.416 0.115 0.941 0.155 0.314 0.021
N. digitalis–A. tubulata 0.046* 0.895 0.500 0.352 0.098 0.123
N. digitalis–V. gigantea 0.002* 0.936 0.507 0.289 0.106 0.125
N. digitalis–V. reiswigi 0.149 0.849 0.562 0.299 0.095 0.116
N. digitalis–X. muta 0.001* 0.777 0.229 0.389 0.087 0.130
C. vaginalis–A. tubulata 0.028* 0.259 0.644 0.360 0.151 0.069
C. vaginalis–V. gigantea 0.108 0.077 0.359 0.347 0.572 0.230
C. vaginalis–V. reiswigi 0.127 0.656 0.675 0.302 0.087 0.084
C. vaginalis–X. muta 0.004* 0.112 0.785 0.407 0.234 0.041
  1. Asterisks (*) indicate significant P-values