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Table 4 General Linear Mixed Models with type III sum of squares accounting for the effect of host species (factor) and worm body area (covariate) on egg area of individuals of the digenean 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 + BA HI RI 0 0.506 BA 3.66 165.54 <0.005
Intercept + BA HI + BA RI + RS 2.00 0.186 BA 3.66 165.53 <0.005
Intercept + HS + BA HI RI 2.33 0.158 HS 1.58 10.05 0.145
BA 2.98 223.38 <0.005
Intercept + HS + BA HI + BA RI + RS 4.33 0.058 HS 1.58 10.04 0.145
BA 2.98 223.35 <0.005
Intercept + HS + BA + HS*BA HI RI 5.51 0.032 HS 1.40 23.44 0.175
BA 2.27 222.45 0.024
HS*BA -0.23 222.45 0.820
Intercept + HS HI RI 6.45 0.020 HS 2.74 8.28 0.025
  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: BA worm body area, HI host individual, RI random intercept, RS random slope, HS host species