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Table 4 The relationships between community composition and standardized soil properties across all samples from the three altitudes, tested using distance-based redundancy analysis

From: Response of soil microbial community structure and function to different altitudes in arid valley in Panzhihua, China

  F Pr(> F)
pH 2.9–3.1 0.005–0.001
SOC 11.1 0.001
MO 7.7–8.6 0.001
TN 9.6 0.001
TP 2.2 0.012
TK 0.95 0.429
AN 8.3 0.001
AP 8.3 0.001
AK 1.4 0.154
Temperature 4.0 0.001
SMBC 1.6 0.092
SMBN 1.6–8.9 0.1–0.001
  1. SOC Soil organic carbon, MO Moisture, TN Total nitrogen, TP Total phosphorus, TK Total potassium, AN Available nitrogen, AP Available phosphorus, AK Available potassium, Temperature: Soil temperature, SMBC Soil microbial biomass carbon, SMBN soil microbial biomass nitrogen