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Table 3 Comparison of nematode chemotaxis and growth 72 h post-exposure to Third Fork Creek water samples collected in February and March 2020

From: Growth and chemotaxis of nematodes reduced upon exposure to Third Fork Creek surface water

Date Behavior parameters Tukey’s multiple comparison’s test Mean difference p value
17-February-2020 Chemotaxis Day 3-control vs. sterile water 48.33 0.2025
Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) − 148.0 0.0023
Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC − 196.3 0.0005
17-February-2020 Growth Day 3-control vs. Sterile Water 147.0 0.0060
Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) − 182.0 0.0004
  Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC − 329.0  < 0.0001
24-February-2020 Chemotaxis Day 3-control vs. sterile water − 188.3 0.0074
Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) 76.0 0.2116
  Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC 264.3 0.0013
24-February-2020 Growth Day 3-control vs. sterile water − 190.0 0.0060
Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) 77.67 0.1852
  Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC 267.7 0.0010
  Chemotaxis Day 3-control vs. sterile water − 141.0 0.0086
2- March-2020 Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) 75.33 0.1065
  Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC 216.3 0.0010
2-March-2020 Growth Day 3-control vs. sterile water − 137.7 0.0207
Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) 77.33 0.1614
Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC 215.0 0.0024
9-March-2020 Chemotaxis Day 3-control vs. sterile water − 140.3 0.0002
Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) 69.33 0.0089
Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC 209.0  < 0.0001
9-March-2020 Growth Day 3-control vs. Sterile Water − 133.0 0.0009
Day 3-control vs. Third Fork Creek (TFC) 79.33 0.0125
Day 3-sterile water vs. TFC 212.0  < 0.0001