Table 1 Pairwise comparison of eukaryotic plankton communities in Shidou and Bantou reservoirs based on one-way ANOSIM test

From: Response of the eukaryotic plankton community to the cyanobacterial biomass cycle over 6 years in two subtropical reservoirs

Factors Global R
Shidou Bantou
Inter-annual
  Total (four periods) 0.709** 0.790**
  Period 1 vs. period 2 0.903** 0.767**
  Period 1 vs. period 3 0.921** 0.963**
  Period 1 vs. period 4 0.886** 0.823**
  Period 2 vs. period 3 0.525** 0.719**
  Period 2 vs. period 4 0.729** 0.742**
  Period 3 vs. period 4 0.623** 0.768**
Seasonal
  Four seasons 0.227** 0.157**
  Win. & spr. vs. Sum. & aut. 0.185** 0.118**
  1. The ANOSIM statistic R is calculated by the difference of the between-group and within-group mean rank similarities, thus it displays the degree of separation between groups. Complete separation is indicated by R = 1, whereas R =  0 suggests no separation. Total indicates four successional periods. Period 1—eukaryotic community period 1, Period 2—eukaryotic community period 2, Period 3—eukaryotic community period 3, Period 4—eukaryotic community period 4 (see Fig. 1 for more detail). Four seasons indicate comparison among winter, spring, summer, and autumn. win, winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb); spr, spring (Mar, Apr, and May); sum, summer (Jun, Jul, and Aug); aut, autumn (Sep, Oct, and Nov)
  2. **P < 0.01