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Table 3 ELISA screening. Temporal and spatial distribution of microcystin concentrations (mean ± SD, ng g−1) of digestive gland in farmed mussels of Thermaikos gulf

From: First report of detection of microcystins in farmed mediterranean mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis in Thermaikos gulf in Greece

Season Sampling area  
Kavoura Makrigialos Imathia Gallikos estuaries Axios estuaries
Spring 28.6 ± 2.32Aa 51.32 ± 1.010Ab 51.8 ± 1.44Ab 20.4 ± 3.07Ac 53.02 ± 1.090Ab
Summer 18.9 ± 2.18Aa 16.7 ± 2.49Ba 45.05 ± 1.200Ab Nd Nd
Autumn 1.23 ± 0.98Ba 53.9 ± 3.18Ab 36.28 ± 2.210Bc 1.4 ± 0.82Ba 1.5 ± 0.73Ba
Total 20.2 ± 4.70a 42.9 ± 9.47b 48.7 ± 2.51b 9.5 ± 5.13c 22.6 ± 1.85a
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. Values with different small superscript in the same row indicate difference at the 5% significance level (parametric tests were applied)
  3. Values with different capital superscript in the same column indicate difference at the 5% significance level (Non parametric tests were applied)
  4. Total sample size per sampling site: N = 180 in Kavoura, N = 180 in Makrigialos, N = 170 in Klidi, N = 60 in Axios estuaries, N = 60 in Gallikos estuaries
  5. Total sample size per season: N = 220 in spring, N = 220 in summer, N = 210 in autumn