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Table 1.

Zooxanthellae densities in tentacle tissues and in total tissue for four coral species

Coral speciesNumber of coloniesCells in total coral tissue (cells×106 cm−2)Cells in the tentacles (cells×106 cm−2)Cells in tentacle/total cellsDuncan grouping *
S. pistillata 0.93±0.07 
F. favus 0.34±0.19 
P. sinuosa 1.96±1.11 0.47±0.05 0.238 
G. lobata 3.25±0.93 1.78±0.58 0.547 
Coral speciesNumber of coloniesCells in total coral tissue (cells×106 cm−2)Cells in the tentacles (cells×106 cm−2)Cells in tentacle/total cellsDuncan grouping *
S. pistillata 0.93±0.07 
F. favus 0.34±0.19 
P. sinuosa 1.96±1.11 0.47±0.05 0.238 
G. lobata 3.25±0.93 1.78±0.58 0.547 

Values are means ± s.d. (ANOVA, F(2,19)=54.59; Duncan grouping, P<0.0001).

*

Duncan groupings with the same letter are not significantly different.

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