TABLE 2

Phylogenetic signal of bacterial traits

TraitTypeaPhylogenetic signalb
SporeCategorical1.225
PigmentCategorical0.219
Shape (rod)Categorical0.628
Shape (coccus)Categorical0.703
Aggregation (chain)Categorical0.182
Gram stainCategorical1.516
FlagellaCategorical0.495
AerobeCategorical0.575
AnaerobeCategorical0.593
Temp preferenceContinuous0.226
pH preferenceContinuous0.006
Salinity preferenceContinuous0.023
  • aD + 1 for categorical, Blomberg’s K for continuous.

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