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Table 5 Comparison of coverage of each species among vegetation types classified with snow cover duration (week)

From: Assembly processes of moss and lichen community with snow melting at the coastal region of the Barton Peninsula, maritime Antarctic

Species Snow cover duration (week) F ratio P
0 2 4 5 6
Andreaea regularis 2.17 ± 0.73 a 1.06 ± 0.31 b 1.00 ± 0.35 b 0.30 ± 0.12 b 0.00 ± 0.00 b 5.692 0.001
Ditrichum hyalinum 0.17 ± 0.17 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.866 0.491
Sanionia uncinata 0.04 ± 0.04 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.866 0.491
Crustose lichens 1.17 ± 0.36 a 3.72 ± 0.69 b 4.29 ± 0.64 b 3.4 ± 1.29 b 0.00 ± 0.00 a 19.392 0.000
Ochrolechia frigida 0.33 ± 0.25 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 1.556 0.201
Rhizocarpon geographicum 0.04 ± 0.04 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.866 0.491
Stereocaulon alpinum 0.13 ± 0.09 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 1.681 0.169
Placopsis contortuplicata 0.88 ± 0.22 a 0.67 ± 0.14 a 0.64 ± 0.36 a 0.10 ± 0.10 a 0.00 ± 0.00 b 6.809 0.000
Usnea aurantiaco-atra 7.00 ± 0.74 a 0.61 ± 0.32 b 0.14 ± 0.09 b 0.10 ± 0.10 b 0.00 ± 0.00 b 67.145 0.000
Snow algae 0.00 ± 0.00 a 0.00 ± 0.00 a 0.00 ± 0.00 a 1.20 ± 1.20 b 10.95 ± 0.05 c 615.473 0.000
  1. According to Tukey’s test, columns are statistically different where they do not share any letter (P < 0.05)