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Table 8 Spore density (100 g−1 of dry soil) and types of genera at different spore size (μm) categories

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

Spore size (μm) Gigaspora Scutellospora Glomus Sclerocystis Acaulospora Entrophospora Sum
50 μm 87.8 ± 2.1a 45.2 ± 1.2a 263.2 ± 5.3a 0.000 ± 0.003a 626.1 ± 11.9a 10.9 ± 0.4a 1784.2 ± 32.0a
100 μm 48.2 ± 2.1b 24.2 ± 1.2b 270.4 ± 5.3a 0.007 ± 0.003a 389.1 ± 11.9b 3.5 ± 0.4b 1079.1 ± 32.0b
300 μm 8.8 ± 2.1c 4.1 ± 1.2c 129.9 ± 5.3b 0.002 ± 0.003a 109.4 ± 11.9c 1.8 ± 0.4c 254.2 ± 32.0c
  1. Means in the same column followed by same letter do not differ significantly at P < 0.05, mean ± SEM