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Table 3 Cost of clonal reproduction of C. stenophylla in the four climatic aridity zones (mean ± SE)

From: What drives the shift between sexual and clonal reproduction of Caragana stenophylla along a climatic aridity gradient?

  Semi-arid zone Arid zone Very arid zone Intensively arid zone GLMM test results
Spacer length (cm) 63.9 ± 2.8 40.9 ± 2.4 25.5 ± 0.6 20.3 ± 0.5 F3,316 = 3.45, P < 0.05
Cost for formation one ramet (g biomass/ramet) 7.03 ± 0.31 6.14 ± 0.36 4.84 ± 0.12 4.26 ± 0.11 F3,316 = 0.77, P = 0.514
Newly sprouting ramet survival rate (%) 91.0 ± 2.6 82.5 ± 2.4 75.0 ± 3.1 71.0 ± 3.7 F3,12 = 3.73, P < 0.05
CCR (g biomass/ramet) 7.74 ± 0.42 7.37 ± 0.23 6.50 ± 0.45 6.04 ± 0.34 F3,12 = 1.95 P = 0.175
  1. CCR cost of clonal reproduction