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Table 4 AMF spore density and spore genera in four age classes of exclosures (100 g−1 of dry soil)

From: Exclosures restored the density and root colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Age (year) Gigaspora Scutellospora Glomus Sclerocystis Acaulospora Entrophospora Sum
< 10 6.1 ± 10.6d 2.9 ± 6.3c 326.2 ± 91.7d 0.000 ± 0.01a 226.6 ± 64.2d 0.000 ± 2.5c 562.0 ± 169.3d
10–20 39.7 ± 8.4c 13.3 ± 5.0c 1135.9 ± 72.6c 0.000 ± 0.01a 603.4 ± 50.8c 2.5 ± 2.0c 1794.9 ± 134.1c
20–30 162.7 ± 8.5b 75.6 ± 5.1b 2002.2 ± 74.1b 0.000 ± 0.01a 1259.3 ± 51.8b 13.6 ± 2.0b 3513.6 ± 136.7b
> 30 300.8 ± 7.9a 165.2 ± 4.7a 2903.5 ± 68.6a 0.030 ± 0.01a 1976.0 ± 48.0a 39.9 ± 1.9a 5385.6 ± 126.6a
  1. Means followed by the same letter in the same column are not significantly different at P < 0.05 levels, mean ± SEM