Amplicon

Test of equality*

Test of variance**


Cav

p = 0.24

p < 0.001

CTGF

p < 0.001

p < 0.001

Eln

p = 1

p < 0.001

FN

p = 0.65

p < 0.001

L27

p = 0.8

p < 0.001

Perl

p = 1

p < 0.001

PAI1

p = 0.93

p < 0.001

 * Single oneway ANOVA was applied to the complete set of data to assess whether both the Serial dilution and the LinReg methods give similar averaged efficiencies (H_{0}: efficiencies are equal, H_{1}: efficiencies are different): a pvalue below 0.05 indicates that measured efficiencies are significantly different. **Ftest assessing whether the variance (error) induced by each method is the same [H_{0}: variances are equal, H_{1}: var(serial dilution) > var(LinReg)]: p < 0.001 indicates that the variance obtained with the serial dilution is significantly greater than that of LinReg.