Journal of Marine Sciences / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Variability in the Structure of Planktonic Microalgae Assemblages in Water Column Associated with Posidonia oceanica (L.) Bed in Tunisia

Table 2

Analysis of variance ANOVA of the abundances of major groups of microalgae and cyanobacteria in prospected stations.

dfMS Tukey test

Total abundance
 Habitat3132843498852.876<0.0001F > P = T > U
 Residuals44155759.422
 Total47
Dinoflagellates
 Habitat3262690.9727.221<0.0001F = P > T = U
 Residuals4436377.841
 Total47
Diatoms
 Habitat31246222821675.147<0.0001F > T = P > U
 Residuals4474394.839
 Total47
Cyanobacteria
 Habitat33333.3332.0470.121n.s.
 Residuals441628.788
 Total47
Toxic dinoflagellates
 Habitat3316857.63911.126<0.0001F = P > T = U
 Residuals4428480.114
 Total47
Toxic cyanobacteria
 Habitat35190.9729.533<0.0001F > P = T = U
 Residuals44544.508
 Total47

F: fringing reef meadow, P: plain meadow, U: unvegetated station, and T: tiger meadow, ns.: not significant.