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Table 3 Mean numbers of edible fungi eaten by informants from each ethnic group (tribe) ± standard deviation (SD)

From: Wild edible ectomycorrhizal fungi: an underutilized food resource from the rainforests of Tshopo province (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Ethnic groupsFungal trophic groupsKruskal-Wallis
Ectomycorrhizal fungi, mean ± SDSaprotrophic fungi, mean ± SDTermitophilic fungi, mean ± SD
p valueSignificance
Turumbu8 ± 313 ± 32 ± 1< 0.001***
Lokele7 ± 312 ± 32 ± 1< 0.001***
Topoke7 ± 313 ± 32 ± 1< 0.001***
Ngando19 ± 324 ± 42 ± 1< 0.001***
Ngelema10 ± 312 ± 22 ± 1< 0.001***
Kumu8 ± 211 ± 22 ± 1< 0.001***
p value< 0.001< 0.001> 0.05  
Significance******NS  
  1. The two last columns and lines indicate the p value and significance level of the Kruskal-Wallis test, respectively (NS no significant difference, ***very high significant difference)