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Table 2

Analysis of variance (one-way ANOVA) performed for life table parameters, and the microalgae used as food for the rotifer Brachionus sp. “Alvarado” strain.

Effect SS DF MS F p
Average lifespan
Microalgae 4.291 2 2.146 0.2529 0.777294ns
Error 534.406 63 8.483
Rate of natural increase
Microalgae 9.1652 2 4.5826 2.1332 0.126935ns
Error 135.3384 63 2.1482
Reproductive value
Microalgae 2.36367 2 1.18184 1.18166 0.313475ns
Error 63.00947 63 1.00015    

Abbreviations: SS (Sum of Squares), DF (Degrees of Freedom), MS (Mean Squares), F (F-ratio), p (p value). ns (non-significant p > 0.05), N = 25.

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