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Table 3 Results of the linear-mixed effects model, including post-hoc results of simultaneous tests for general linear hypotheses for body mass differences between and within seasons

From: Ectoparasite communities of small-bodied Malagasy primates: seasonal and socioecological influences on tick, mite and lice infestation of Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis in northwestern Madagascar

Factor Estimate SE P-value Effect on body mass
Species 3.699 1.474 0.029* M. ravelobensis > M. murinus
Sex -1.024 1.756 0.561  
Differences between seasonsa  
 EDS16 vs EDS15 5.458 1.021 <0.001b* EDS16 > EDS15
 LDS15 vs EDS15 -5.239 0.803 <0.001b* EDS15 > LDS15
 ERS15 vs EDS15 -3.406 0.959 0.004b* EDS15 > ERS15
 LRS16 vs EDS15 4.032 1.098 0.003b* LRS16 > EDS15
 LDS15 vs EDS16 -10.697 0.92 <0.001b* EDS16 > LDS15
 ERS15 vs EDS16 -8.864 1.017 <0.001b* EDS16 > ERS15
 LRS16 vs EDS16 -1.426 1.111 0.698b  
 ERS15 vs LDS15 1.832 0.843 0.191b  
 LRS16 vs LDS15 9.271 1.014 <0.001b* LRS16 > LDS15
 LRS16 vs ERS15 7.438 1.097 <0.001b* LRS16 > ERS15
Variations within seasonc  
 Early dry season 2015 -0.071 0.013 <0.001b* Decrease in body mass
 Late dry season 2015 0.028 0.007 <0.001b* Increase in body mass
 Early rainy season 2015 0.014 0.095 1b  
 Late rainy season 2016 0.008 0.025 0.999b  
 Early dry season 2016 -0.061 0.036 0.384b  
  1. aDifferences between mean bodyweights at the beginning of seasons
  2. bAdjusted P-value
  3. cEstimated regression slopes of body weight, depending on time within season
  4. *P < 0.05
  5. Abbreviations: EDS15 early dry season 2015, LDS15 late dry season 2015, ERS15 early rainy season 2015, LRS16 late rainy season 2016, EDS16 early dry season 2016, SE standard deviation