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Table 5 Hierarchical analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA) for MSP1a microsatellites.

From: Phylogeographic analysis reveals association of tick-borne pathogen, Anaplasma marginale, MSP1a sequences with ecological traits affecting tick vector performance

Source of variation d. f. Sum of squares Variance components Percent variation
Ecological     
Among ecoregions 3 3.99 0.04 16.31
Within ecoregions 109 24.49 0.22 83.69
Total 112 28.48 0.27 ---
Geographic     
Among continents 2 1.16 -0.08 -35.70
Among populations within continents 6 8.76 0.15 63.18
Within populations 104 18.57 0.18 72.52
Total 112 28.48 0.25 ---
  1. Table shows Wright's fixation index, F ST. Statistical significance was calculated from 20,000 random permutations. Fixation indices and P-values: (Ecological) F ST = 0.16 (P = 0.00 ± 0.00), (Geographic) F ST = 0.29 (P = 0.00 ± 0.00).