TABLE 3

Statistical analysis of the relationship between the occurrences of ubiquitous V. alginolyticus and V. parahaemolyticus with different environmental parameters for tidal water and mud

Environmental parameterLinear regressiona
V. alginolyticusV. parahaemolyticus
r2 valueP valuer2 valueP value
Tidal water
    Log10 MPN0.1720.0390.0160.550
    Temp (°C)0.0740.1890.0010.882
    pH0.0030.7890.0550.259
    Salinity (ppt)0.0340.3790.0040.767
    BOD (mg liter−1)0.0010.8980.0000.998
    Turbidity (NTUb)0.0810.1680.0080.679
Mud
    Log10 MPN0.0030.8070.0000.974
    Temp (°C)0.1780.0360.0990.126
    pH0.0320.3910.1030.119
    EC (S m−1)0.0100.6350.0130.593
  • a Significance level, 0.05. Boldface indicates significant linear relationships.

  • b NTU, nephelometric turbidity units.