TABLE 2

Phylogenetic signal of bacterial traits

TraitTypeaPhylogenetic signalb
SporeCategorical 1.225
PigmentCategorical 0.219
Shape (rod)Categorical 0.628
Shape (coccus)Categorical 0.703
Aggregation (chain)Categorical 0.182
Gram stainCategorical 1.516
FlagellaCategorical 0.495
AerobeCategorical 0.575
AnaerobeCategorical 0.593
Temp preferenceContinuous 0.226
pH preferenceContinuous0.006
Salinity preferenceContinuous0.023
  • aD + 1 for categorical, Blomberg’s K for continuous.

  • b Values in bold are significant (P < 0.05).