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Table 4 Analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA) performed for five groups inferred from pair-wise analysis; group 1 = Ferrol; group 2 = Corcubión, Boiro, San Simón, Aveiro; group 3 = Oosterschelde; group 4 = Isle of Lewis; group 5 = Brest

From: Genetic diversity and population differentiation in the cockle Cerastoderma edule estimated by microsatellite markers

Source of variation Sum of squares Variance components Percentage of variation P value
Among groups 42.679 0.050 1.725 <0.001*
Among populations within groups 10.239 0.006 0.190 0.265
Within populations 2,398.546 2.861 98.085 <0.001*
Total 2,451.464 2.917   
  1. Fixation indices: Fct = 0.017, Fsc = 0.002, Fst = 0.019; * significant at 5 % level