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Table 3 Main effects of “Diet” or “Diet-Habitat” and “Tank” determined by nested analysis of variance (general linear model, type III decomposition)

From: Dietary effects on fatty acid composition in muscle tissue of juvenile European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.)

Variable Factor SS* df F P
SGR** Tank (Diet) 1.15405 24 0.497 0.97
Diet 3.67474 7 10.92 <0.01
Error 6.19222 64   
20:6 n3 (EPA) Tank (Diet-habitat) 0.01809 30 0.83 0.69
Diet-habitat 0.01371 1 22.72 <0.01
Error 0.04607 64   
20:4 n6 (ARA) Tank (Diet-habitat) 0.00353 30 1.04 0.44
Diet-habitat 0.00019 1 1.68 0.21
Error 0.00726 64   
22:6 n3 (DHA) Tank (Diet-habitat) 0.04785 30 1.16 0.30
Diet-habitat 0.01692 1 10.61 <0.01
Error 0.087762 64   
EPA/ARA Tank (Diet-habitat) 0.04523 30 1.05 0.42
Diet-habitat 0.02887 1 19.15 <0.01
Error 0.09173 64   
n3 Tank (Diet-Habitat) 0.07960 30 1.07 0.40
Diet-Habitat 0.02931 1 11.05 <0.01
Error 0.15882 64   
n6 Tank (Diet-habitat) 0.00837 30 1.48 0.10
Diet-habitat 0.00263 1 5.41 <0.01
Error 0.01209 64   
n3/n6 Tank (Diet-habitat) 0.01358 30 1.43 0.12
Diet-habitat 0.00784 1 17.32 <0.01
Error 0.02031 64   
  1. “Diet” or “Diet-Habitat” was treated as fixed factor, and “Tank” was treated as random factor. A significant effect is indicated by a P-value smaller 0.05
  2. * Sum of squares
  3. ** Specific growth rate [% d−1]