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Table 3 General Linear Mixed Models with type III sum of squares accounting for the effect of host species (factor) and worm body area (covariate) on the number of eggs in utero of Pholeter gastrophilus collected from striped and bottlenose dolphins

From: Life-history trade-offs in a generalist digenean from cetaceans: the role of host specificity and environmental factors

Model ΔAIC w i Predictor t df p
Fixed effects Random effects Covariance structure   
Intercept + HS + BA + HS*BA HI RI 0.00 0.355 HS -2.58 32.68 0.015
BA 6.24 190.29 <0.005
HS*BA 0.64 190.29 0.526
Intercept + HS + BA HI RI 0.07 0.342 HS -2.97 9.82 0.014
BA 9.32 189.55 <0.005
Intercept + HS + BA + HS*BA HI + BA RI + RS 2.00 0.130 HS -2.58 32.68 0.015
BA 6.24 190.29 <0.005
HS*BA 0.64 190.29 0.526
Intercept + HS + BA HI + BA RI + RS 2.07 0.126 HS -2.97 9.82 0.014
BA 9.32 189.55 <0.005
Intercept + BA HI RI 4.67 0.034 BA 8.70 149.45 <0.005
  1. Models are arranged by increase of Akaike information criterion (AIC) and decrease of Akaike weight (w i ). Models with w i  < 0.01 are not shown. The probability associated to each fixed effect is also given; significant values are in bold. Abbreviations: HS host species, BA worm body area, HI host individual, RI random intercept, RS random slope