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Table 2 Two-way ANOVAs showing significant differences in soil characteristics

From: Effect of land use, season, and soil depth on soil microbial biomass carbon of Eastern Himalayas

Source Moisture (%) BD (g cm−3) pH TN (%) P (%) SOC (Mg C ha−1) MBC (μg g−1)
Land use and season
 Land use 5.78** 95.27*** 51.87*** 11.99*** 11.45*** 134.44*** 29.19***
 Season 64.24*** 54.08*** 107.84*** 6.95** 26.09*** 219.62*** 19.46***
 Land use × season 0.75NS 2.51NS 1.59NS 0.44NS 1.31NS 2.42NS 3.02**
Soil depth and land use
 Soil depth 87.36*** 47.88*** 47.11*** 64.29*** 74.05*** 32.42*** 40.52***
 Land use 19.50*** 61.83*** 55.05*** 80.32*** 63.64*** 22.57*** 13.18***
 Soil depth × land use 0.97 NS 3.04** 1.20 NS 3.08** 3.74** 1.68 NS 1.59 NS
  1. Values represent F values. **p(F) < 0.01; ***p(F) < 0.001
  2. BD bulk density, TN total nitrogen, P available phosphorous, SOC soil organic carbon stock, MBC microbial biomass carbon