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Table 6 Pearson correlations between rhizosphere soil properties and AMF spore densities and root colonization

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

Soil properties pH EC TN P K OC Sand Silt Clay Total spore TRC HC AC VC
pH 1              
EC 0.31** 1             
TN − 0.04ns 0.40*** 1            
AvaP − 0.05ns 0.14ns 0.40*** 1           
AvaK − 0.34** − 0.13ns 0.46*** 0.48*** 1          
OC − 0.01ns − 0.21* 0.16ns 0.04ns 0.26* 1         
Sand − 0.15ns 0.01ns 0.19ns 0.07ns 0.05ns − 0.07ns 1        
Silt 0.05ns − 0.14ns − 0.22* 0.10ns 0.04ns − 0.06ns − 0.26*        
Clay 0.10** 0.05ns − 0.05ns − 0.12ns − 0.07ns 0.12ns − 0.83** − 0.31ns 1      
Total spore 0.05ns 0.16ns 0.46*** 0.25* 0.33*** 0.21* 0.21* − 0.11ns − 0.15ns 1     
TRC 0.26* 0.25* 0.23* 0.16ns 0.05ns 0.38* − 0.09ns 0.22* − 0.03ns 0.36* 1    
HC 0.21ns 0.25* 0.28** 0.12ns 0.06ns 0.30** − 0.10ns 0.13ns 0.03ns 0.30* 0.86* 1   
AC 0.09ns 0.12ns 0.21* 0.17ns 0.10ns 0.11ns − 0.01ns 0.25* − 0.14ns 0.20* 0.51* 0.69ns 1  
VC 0.29** 0.18ns 0.08ns − 0.03ns − 0.01ns 0.27* − 0.16ns 0.09ns 0.11ns 0.01ns 0.67* 0.81ns 0.45ns 1
  1. * Correlation is significant at 0.05 levels (pair wise). ** Correlation is significant at 0.01 levels (pair wise). *** Correlation is significant at 0.001 ns. Correlation is not significant at P < 0.05