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Table 1 Myerscough soil characteristics (n = 3), adapted from Couling et al. (2010)

From: Assessment of the effects of phenanthrene and its nitrogen heterocyclic analogues on microbial activity in soil

Soil characteristics Parameter value
pH (in dH2O) (n = 5) 6.50 ± 0.08
Field moisture content (%) (n = 3) 21.07 ± 2.78
Microbial heterotrophic numbers (CFUg−1) 2.17 × 105 ± 1.67 × 104
Element analysis (n = 10)  
 Total extractable carbon 1.8 % ± 0.03
 Total extractable nitrogen 0.14 % ± 0.01
 Total extractable organic carbon 1.6 % ± 0.07
 Soil organic matter 2.7 % ± 0.04
 Phosphorus (μg g−1) 997.00 ± 0.01
Soil particle properties (n = 3)  
 Clay 19.50 % ± 0.70
 Silt 20.00 % ± 0.87
 Sand—Total 60.40 % ± 1.20
 Coarse sand 0.12 % ± 0.01
 Medium sand 6.90 % ± 0.10
 Fine sand 53.30 % ± 0.60
Surface texture: sandy loam