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Table 2 The influence of soil on the numbers of observed bacterial OTUs and community composition (Hellinger transformed OTUs) within each compartment, as assessed by ANOVA and PERMANOVA, respectively

From: The core bacterial microbiome of banana (Musa spp.)

Compartment Number of observed OTUs Community composition
F value P value F value R2 (%) P value
Bulk soil 3.2 0.022* 3.8 25.2  < 0.001***
Apical ectorhizosphere 3.5 0.014* 3.1 21.8  < 0.001***
Apical endorhizosphere 7.0  < 0.001*** 2.5 19.5  < 0.001***
Basal ectorhizosphere 6.9  < 0.001*** 4.2 27.0  < 0.001***
Basal endorhizosphere 2.7 0.045* 2.5 18.3  < 0.001***
Rhizome 1.1 0.385 1.7 13.3  < 0.001***
Pseudostem 2.2 0.085 3.1 22.9  < 0.001***
Leaf 1.0 0.394 1.2 9.6 0.226
  1. P < 0.05*, P < 0.01**, P < 0.001***
  2. The results are for the Musa (AAA Group, Cavendish Subgroup) ‘Williams’ plants grown in five distinct soils in our pot experiment