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Table 2 Soil chemical and physical properties of study sites

From: Comparison of soil bacterial communities in a natural hardwood forest and coniferous plantations in perhumid subtropical low mountains

Property Hardwood Calocedrus Cryptomeria
pH 4.0 3.8 3.9
Organic C (g kg-1) 61.5 60.8 52.7
Total N (g kg-1) 5.0 5.1 4.4
C/N 12.3 12.0 12.0
CECa (cmol(+) kg-1) 26.0 23.2 22.5
Base saturation (%) 2.4 3.2 11.6
Sand (%) 3.2 5.1 6.6
Silt (%) 43.5 45.3 45.0
Clay (%) 53.3 49.7 48.4
Soil group Dystrudept Dystrudept Dystrudept
  1. aCation exchange capacity.