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Table 4 Correlation between genetic diversity, lifetime expectancy, and surrogates of population size: patch area, microclimatic conditions, nectar and host plant abundance.

From: Positive correlation between genetic diversity and fitness in a large, well-connected metapopulation

  Patch area Microclimatic conditions Nectar abundance Host plant abundance
  r p r p r p r p
Expected heterozygosity (He) -0.100 0.873 -0.600 0.285 0.300 0.624 0.616 0.269
Gene diversity (Div) 0.600 0.285 -0.400 0.505 -0.200 0.747 0.051 0.935
Percentage of polymorphic loci (PPL) -0.105 0.866 -0.369 0.541 0.527 0.362 0.433 0.467
Lifetime expectancy (LTE) -0.100 0.873 -0.600 0.285 0.300 0.624 0.616 0.269
  1. Spearman coefficients (r) in bold are statistically significant at the 0.05 level.