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Table 1 Results of the monoculture analyses

From: Ants farm subterranean aphids mostly in single clone groups - an example of prudent husbandry for carbohydrates and proteins?

Level Ant mounds    Soil samples    Chambers   
  n % monocultures P n % monocultures P n % monocultures P
Between species 31 52 0.001 145 94 0.001 239 99 0.001
Within species MLL          
Geoica utricularia 20 60 0.028 75 88 0.005 125 95 0.949
Tetraneura ulmi 18 72 0.043 39 90 0.068 50 96 1.000
Forda marginata 11 64 0.015 40 88 0.094 66 95 0.663
Between species MLG          
Geoica utricularia 20 60 0.027 75 88 0.002 125 95 0.962
Tetraneura ulmi 18 67 0.082 39 87 0.056 50 94 1.000
Forda marginata 11 36 0.099 40 73 0.707 66 88 1.000
  1. For each organization level (between species and between MLLs and MLGs within species) the probability (P) that the observed number of monocultures at a given sampling level (ant mounds, soil samples and aphid chambers) could have resulted from a random distribution of aphids was estimated using a bootstrap approach with 1000 iterations. P values below 0.05 (bold Figures) indicate deviations from a random distribution.