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Table 2 Effect of SWC measures on total spore density (mean ± SEM)

From: Effect of community-based soil and water conservation practices on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi types, spore densities, root colonization, and soil nutrients in the northern highlands of Ethiopia

Spore type Non-conserved grazing lands Terraces Exclosures + terraces Exclosures alone
Glomus 436.7 ± 72b 587.8 ± 58ab 754.4 ± 86a 815.5 ± 97a
Acaulospora 142.2 ± 22b 230.0 ± 42ab 276.7 ± 33a 257.8 ± 29a
Gigaspora 104.4 ± 18b 152.2 ± 18ab 181.1 ± 14a 196.7 ± 30a
Scutellospora 125.6 ± 18a 142.2 ± 21a 193.3 ± 27a 188.9 ± 18a
Entrophospora 16.6 ± 8b 42.2 ± 9ab 83.3 ± 25a 58.9 ± 13ab
Grand total 825.6 ± 121b 1154.0 ± 103ab 1489.0 ± 112a 1518.0 ± 158a
  1. Means followed by the same letter across each column do not differ significantly at P ≤ 0.05