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Table 4 Spearman correlation coefficients (r) for the significant relationships between element concentrations in parasites and fish tissues

From: Comparison of the metal accumulation capacity between the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus laevis and larval nematodes of the genus Eustrongylides sp. infecting barbel (Barbus barbus)

Element Parasite versus organ/parasite R p
Co Eustrongylides sp. ↔ intestine 0.53 < 0.05
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ liver 0.51 < 0.05
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ P. laevis 0.53 < 0.05
  P. laevis ↔ intestine 0.78 < 0.01
  P. laevis ↔ liver 0.74 < 0.01
Cd Eustrongylides sp. ↔ muscle 0.79 < 0.01
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ liver 0.66 < 0.05
Fe Eustrongylides sp. ↔ muscle 0.57 < 0.05
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ liver 0.62 < 0.05
Mn Eustrongylides sp. ↔ intestine 0.69 < 0.01
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ P. laevis 0.69 < 0.01
  P. laevis ↔ intestine 0.53 < 0.05
  P. laevis ↔ liver 0.71 < 0.01
Pb Eustrongylides sp. ↔ muscle 0.53 < 0.05
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ liver 0.74 < 0.01
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ P. laevis 0.68 < 0.01
  P. laevis ↔ liver 0.55 < 0.05
Se Eustrongylides sp. ↔ muscle −0.69 < 0.01
  P. laevis ↔ muscle −0.51 < 0.05
Sn Eustrongylides sp. ↔ muscle −0.72 < 0.01
V Eustrongylides sp. ↔ intestine 0.68 < 0.01
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ liver 0.56 < 0.05
  Eustrongylides sp. ↔ P. laevis 0.57 < 0.05
  P. laevis ↔ intestine 0.69 < 0.01