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Table 4 Spearman rank order correlation coefficients (ρ) of parameters investigated in this study

From: Molecular detection of Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleria fowleri and Vermamoeba (Hartmannella) vermiformis as vectors for Legionella spp. in untreated and solar pasteurized harvested rainwater

Parameter Temperature (°C) pH HPC/ml No. of isolates (Culture) Legionella spp. Acanthamoeba spp. Vermamoeba vermiformis
Temperature (°C)       
pH 0.367      
HPC/ml -0.847** -0.246     
No. of isolates (Culture) -0.885** -0.374 0.779**    
Legionella spp. -0.833** 0.306 0.710* 0.812*   
Acanthamoeba spp. -0.809* -0.356 0.862** 0.761* 0.643  
Vermamoeba vermiformis -0.854** 0.176 0.858** 0.936** 0.854** 0.756*
Naegleria fowleri -0.761** 0.118 0.810* 0.946** 0.913** 0.761* 0.936**
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01