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Table 1 Classification of sampling sites according to factor analysis performed with PERMANOVA. The factors were channel area (AREA), environment (ENV), farming center (CENTER) and sampling sites (SITE). Qi corresponds to aquaculture sites, REF corresponds to reference sites. See also Fig. 1 and Methods for details

From: Macrofauna community patterns in a Chiloe Island channel used intensely for aquaculture: the ecological status of its benthic environment

Factors Levels
AREA Northern area Southern area Outer area
  Q1, Q2,
C1, C2, C3, C13,
C14, C15, C16, C17
Q9, Q11, Q12,
C5, C6, C7, C8
Q6,
C10, C12
ENV Salmon farms Mytilid farms Reference sites
  Q2, Q6, Q12 Q1, Q9, Q11 C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8, C10,
C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, C17
CENTER Q1 Q2 Q6 Q9 Q11 Q12 REF
SITE Q1–1, Q1–3, Q1–4, Q1–5, Q1–6, Q1–7, Q1–8 Q2–2, Q2–3, Q2–5, Q2–6, Q2–7 Q6–1 Q9–1, Q9–2, Q9–3, Q9–4, Q9–5, Q9–6, Q9–7, Q9–8 Q11–1, Q11–3, Q11–4, Q11–6, Q11–7, Q11–8 Q12–1, Q12–3, Q12–4, Q12–5, Q12–6, Q12–8 C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8, C10, C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, C17