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Table 7 AMF spore density (100 g−1 dry soil) and root colonization (%) of plant species and their families

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

AMF between plant species AMF between plant families
Plant species Spore abundance Root length colonization Plant families Spore abundance Root colonization
Abutilon longicuspe 5173.6 ± 194.9bcde 81.7 ± 5.5abcdefg Acanthaceae 12,463.0 ± 396.2a 80.0 ± 15.9abcdef
Acacia decurrens 2254.2 ± 619.4cdef 68.6 ± 3.1fghij Aloeaceae 312.4 ± 608.9e 57.5 ± 3.1ghi
Acacia etbaica 2768.3 ± 287.5bcdef 73.0 ± 1.4cdefghij Anacardiaceae 5505.4 ± 586.7bcd 92.1 ± 3.0abc
Acacia lahai 3224.2 ± 194.9bcdef 83.3 ± 5.5abcdefg Apocynaceae 6018.8 ± 422.5bc 83.9 ± 2.1abcde
Acacia saligna 3065.0 ± 406.6bcdef 72.2 ± 2.0cdefghij Asclepiadaceae 2365.5 ± 189.3cde 85.5 ± 11.2abcd
Acokanthera schimpri 6868.2 ± 632.1ab 90.5 ± 3.1abcde Berberidaceae 2023.0 ± 189.3de 80.0 ± 11.2abcdef
Acacia seyal 3893.2 ± 272.6bcdef 78.2 ± 1.3abcdefgh Boraginaceae 12,982.0 ± 189.3a 100.0 ± 11.2a
Aloe vera 312.4 ± 607.3f 57.5 ± 3.01hij Buddleiaceae 6031.0 ± 1097.7bc 86.3 ± 5.6abcd
Berberis holstii 2023.0 ± 2181.6def 80.0 ± 10.9abcdefg Cactaceae 173.7 ± 677.5e 56.9 ± 3.4hi
Becium grandiflorum 2344.2 ± 252.0cdef 65.8 ± 1.2fghij Capparidaceae 2098.6 ± 896.2de 62.4 ± 4.5fghi
Buddleja polystachya 5144.0 ± 979.3bcde 81.2 ± 4.9abcdefg Celastraceae 2849.4 ± 240.2cde 68.4 ± 1.2defghi
Calpurinia aurea 3318.8 ± 360.0bcdef 72.7 ± 1.8cdefghij Combretaceae 5038.9 ± 548.8bcd 72.8 ± 2.8cdefghi
Cadaba farinose 2098.6 ± 894.0def 62.4 ± 4.5ghij Cupressaceae 2331.1 ± 238.8cde 76.4 ± 1.2bcdefgh
Carissa spinarum 5339.3 ± 565.4bcde 78.6 ± 2.8abcdefgh Ebenaceae 1769.8 ± 211.7de 62.2 ± 1.0fghi
Clutia lanceolata 2024.0 ± 3085.3def 52.0 ± 15.5j Ericaceae 5330.5 ± 189.3bcd 73.50 ± 11.2bcdefghi
Combretum aculeatum 5038.9 ± 547.4bcde 72.8 ± 2.7cdefghij Euphorbiaceae 4839.5 ± 457.7bcd 77.0 ± 2.3abcdefg
Cordia africana 12,982.0 ± 2181.6a 100.0 ± 10.9a Fabaceae 3185.5 ± 148.6bcde 73.3 ± .7bcdefghi
Croton macrostachyus 5729.4 ± 710.5bcde 83.2 ± 3.5abcdefg Flacourtiaceae 6738.6 ± 1792.5ab 96.3 ± 9.1a
Cupressus lusitanica 2433.6 ± 710.5cdef 86.7 ± 3.5abcdef Lamiaceae 2380.7 ± 251.0cde 65.7 ± 1.2efghi
Diospyros abyssinica 4893.0 ± 2181.6bcde 98.0 ± 10.9a Loganiaceae 5144.0 ± 981.8bcd 81.2 ± 5.0abcdef
Diplostigma canescens 2365.5 ± 2181.6cdef 85.5 ± 10.9abcdef Loranthaceae 3533.0 ± 189.3bcde 85.5 ± 11.2abcd
Dovyalis abyssinica 6738.6 ± 1788.1ab 96.3 ± 9.0a Malvaceae 5173.6 ± 1097.7bcd 81.7 ± 5.6abcdef
Dodonaea angustifolia 3857.7 ± 285.1bcdef 76.2 ± 1.4abcdefghi Meliaceae 10,498.0 ± 1173.5a 80.8 ± 6.0abcdef
Ekeberrgia capensis 10,498.0 ± 170.5a 80.8 ± 5.9abcdefg Moraceae 11,797.0 ± 189.3a 88.5 ± 11.2abcd
Erica arborea 5330.5 ± 2181.6bcde 73.5 ± 10.9cdefghij Myrtaceae 2599.9 ± 275.5cde 69.2 ± 1.4defghi
Euphorbia abyssinica 4213.3 ± 596.0bcdef 72.6 ± 3.0cdefghij Oleaceae 6890.6 ± 411.2ab 92.9 ± 2.1ab
Eucalyptus camaldulensis 2809.6 ± 319.4bcdef 69.6 ± 1.6efghij Oliniaceae 3494.5 ± 861.1bcde 70.9 ± 4.4defghi
Eucalyptus globules 2002.6 ± 539.16def 68.1 ± 2.7fghij Polygonaceae 264.0 ± 694.2e 55.1 ± 3.5i
Euclea racemosa 1769.8 ± 211.2ef 62.2 ± 1.0ghij Proteaceae 2789.0 ± 2189.3cde 87.0 ± 11.2abcd
Ficus vasta 11,797.0 ± 2181.6a 88.5 ± 10.9abcdef Rosaceae 7163.5 ± 2189.3ab 100.0 ± 11.2a
Gravillea robusta 2789.0 ± 2181.6bcdef 87.0 ± 10.9abcdef Rubiaceae 3013.0 ± 2189.3bcde 76.5 ± 11.2bcdefgh
Juniperus procera 2318.1 ± 252.8cdef 75.0 ± 1.2bcdefghij Sapindaceae 3857.7 ± 285.8bcde 76.2 ± 1.4bcdefgh
Justicia schimperiana 12,463.0 ± 3085.3a 80.0 ± 15.5abcdefg    
Maytenus arbutifolia 2918.5 ± 250.3bcdef 68.6 ± 1.2fghij    
Maytenus senegalensis 2094.7 ± 827.7def 65.8 ± 4.1fghij    
Nuxia congesta 6031.0 ± 194.9bcd 86.3 ± 5.5abcdef    
Olea europaea 6890.6 ± 410.2ab 92.9 ± 2.0abc    
Olinia rochetiana 3494.5 ± 858.9bcdef 70.9 ± 4.3defghij    
Opuntia ficus indica 173.7 ± 675.8f 56.9 ± 3.4ij    
Osyris quadripartite 3533.0 ± 2181.6bcdef 85.5 ± 10.9abcdef    
Otostegia integrifolia 2213.2 ± 185.0def 58.0 ± 7.0hij    
Psydrax schimperiana 3013.0 ± 2181.6bcdef 76.50 ± 10.9abcdefghi    
Rhus glutinosa 5137.0 ± 692.5bcde 91.1 ± 3.5abcd    
Rhus retinorrhoea 6426.5 ± 194.9abc 94.8 ± 5.56ab    
Rosa abyssinica 7163.5 ± 2181.6ab 100.0 ± 10.9a    
Rumex nervosus 264.4 ± 751.1f 54.9 ± 3.7j    
Senna singueana 2307.7 ± 607.3cdef 56.5 ± 3.0ij    
  1. Means in the same column followed by same letter do not differ significantly at P < 0.05 for spore abundance and root colonization of plants in highlands of Tigray. Mean ± SEM