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Table 2 Result of the ANCOVA for the slope ( a ) of NBSS ( Y = aX + b )

From: Spatial and temporal changes in zooplankton abundance, biovolume, and size spectra in the neighboring waters of Japan: analyses using an optical plankton counter

Parameter df SS F -value p- value
Intercept 1 0.052 3.451 NS
Group 5 0.645 8.629 ***
Group × Intercept 5 0.111 1.477 NS
Error 66 0.972 - -
  1. With the intercept (b) of NBSS and zooplankton group (cf. Figure 5A) applied as independent variables. d.f., degrees of freedom; SS, sum of squares. N.S., not significant. ***p < 0.0001.