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Table 1 The diversity indices of soil bacterial and fungal communities

From: Organic mulching positively regulates the soil microbial communities and ecosystem functions in tea plantation

DepthSampleDiversity indexRichness estimatorCoverage (%)
ShannonSimpson (%)AceChao1
0–20 cm
 bactriaCK16.45 ± 0.41a0.66 ± 0.45a3781.83 ± 432.04 a3744.08 ± 398.80a97.14
F16.60 ± 0.07a0.45 ± 0.04a3904.53 ± 198.55a3909.83 ± 198.06a97.02
P16.65 ± 0.05a0.61 ± 0.16a4201.73 ± 116.90a4173.82 ± 135.26a96.77
 fungiCK14.07 ± 0.37a3.99 ± 1.63b593.23 ± 13.98 a582.66 ± 23.45a99.80
F13.70 ± 0.49a6.07 ± 2.87ab537.89 ± 13.42b553.00 ± 13.47ab99.80
P13.48 ± 0.40a8.92 ± 2.33a494.43 ± 35.60b514.27 ± 30.90b99.84
20–40 cm
 bactriaCK26.75 ± 0.05b0.34 ± 0.02a4030.42 ± 128.36c4034.75 ± 152.51b96.96
F26.80 ± 0.04b0.34 ± 0.02a4236.75 ± 54.29b4163.55 ± 75.29b96.81
P26.90 ± 0.06a0.31 ± 0.03a4576.91 ± 305.98a4545.10 ± 331.09a96.48
 fungiCK23.92 ± 0.06a4.80 ± 0.91a375.66 ± 71.62a385.11 ± 63.80a99.94
F24.21 ± 0.28a3.57 ± 1.33a411.62 ± 84.00a412.16 ± 85.67a99.92
P23.02 ± 1.14a20.94 ± 0.21a455.92 ± 89.48a461.94 ± 84.05a99.87
  1. The mean value ± standard deviation (n = 3). Values with the same letter are not significantly different (p < 0.05)