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Table 3 Pearson correlation coefficients of soil N cycling on soil properties and microbial biomass

From: Differential responses of net N mineralization and nitrification to throughfall reduction in a Castanopsis hystrix plantation in southern China

Parameter NAR NNR NMR
pH 0.140 −0.357 0.017
SWC 0.259 0.410** 0.339*
NH4+-N 0.342* 0.624** 0.470**
NO3-N 0.384** 0.745** 0.541**
SOC 0.178 0.342 0.268
TN 0.144 0.431* 0.267
C/N ratio 0.173 −0.041 0.140
DOC 0.355 −0.078 0.291
DON −0.588** −0.197 − 0.579**
MBC 0.074 0.360 0.208
MBN 0.065 0.567** 0.266
MBC/MBN ratio −0.004 −0.105 −0.033
Bacterial PLFAs −0.213 −0.150 − 0.226
Fungal PLFAs −0.248 − 0.010 −0.233
Bacteria/Fungi ratio 0.099 −0.112 0.065
AMF PLFAs 0.115 −0.015 0.103
  1. n = 12 or 24. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01