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Table 1 Nested PERMANOVA result summary for effects of site and coral traits on 16S rRNA gene community composition, controlling for species effect. Predictor variables were tested on all count data (3228 ASVs) and with counts aggregated by phylum (27 phyla). Coral traits: morphology (mounding, branching, plating, solitary); reproductive strategy (gonochoristic or hermaphroditic); spawning mode (brooding, spawning); phylogenetic clade (robust, complex); ecological life history characteristics (weedy, competitive, generalist, stress-tolerant). Standard PERMANOVA for species effect alone is provided in the last row

From: Community structure of coral microbiomes is dependent on host morphology

   ASV Phylum
Factors df F P F P
Site 2, 117 1.99 0.002 1.98 0.04
Morphology 3, 117 1.65 0.004 2.69 <0.001
Reproductive strategy 2, 117 0.91 0.654 1.30 0.28
Spawning mode 1, 117 1.3 0.18 2.0 0.06
Phylogenetic clade 1, 117 1.53 0.072 1.50 0.18
Ecology 3, 117 1.17 0.215 2.01 0.02
Species 16, 117 5.6 <0.0001 4.5 <0.0001