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Table 2 Specific composition of parasites between sampling periods

From: Temporal-spatial patterns of intestinal parasites of the Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) wintering in lakes of the middle and lower Yangtze River floodplain

Taxon Number of infected samples Test statistics
Early wintering Late wintering χ 2 p a
( N   =  404) ( N   =  417)
Protozoan 174 262 32.174 0.000*
Nematode 32 55 6.012 0.014*
Trematode 20 19 0.070 0.791
Cestode 3 0 - 0.119b
  1. aDifference in prevalence of parasite fauna of two sampling periods using Pearson's chi-square test.
  2. bAnalyzed with Fisher’s exact test.
  3. *p < 0.05.