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Table 2 Percentages of microbial necromass C in soil organic C in different ecosystems

From: Increased microbial sequestration of soil organic carbon under nitrogen deposition over China’s terrestrial ecosystems

Ecosystem Soil organic C Microbial necromass C Fungal necromass C Bacterial necromass C
(mg/g soil) (% SOC) (% SOC) (% SOC)
All 22.68 ± 3.87 49.49 ± 5.74 35.17 ± 3.90 14.50 ± 2.11
Cropland 15.71 ± 2.03 53.00 ± 7.26 37.08 ± 4.61 16.19 ± 2.87
Forest 30.83 ± 5.74 38.63 ± 11.10 28.27 ± 9.25 10.36 ± 2.18
Grassland 66.70 36.24 27.90 8.33
  1. Error bars are standard errors of the mean (except in grassland). All data were collected at the control plots without N addition and were the average values at each site
  2. C carbon, SOC soil organic carbon
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