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Table 2 Results of t-tests on algal total biomass, invertebrates’ total abundance and functional groups of Perumytilus purpuratus assemblage in mussel bed fertilization experiment

From: Habitat structure is more important than nutrient supply in modifying mussel bed assemblage in an upwelling area of the Peruvian coast

  t-Value P
Algae
 Total biomass 0.57 0.57
 Foliose 0.22 0.82
 Corticated −0.51 0.6
 Thinly corticated 0.8 0.43
Invertebrates
 Total abundance 0.06 0.95
 Grazers 0.46 0.64
 Suspension-feeders −0.29 0.77
 Deposit-feeders 0.74 0.47
 Predators 0.22 0.83
 Mobile 0.67 0.5
 Sessile −0.28 0.77
  1. For all tests, df = 17