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Table 3 Soil microbial biomas C, N, and their ratio to CO2 and N2O emissions

From: Contrasting effects of exogenous phosphorus application on N2O emissions from two tropical forest soils with contrasting phosphorus availability

Soil Treatment MBC (μg C g soil−1) MBN (μg N g soil−1) MBC/CO2 emissions MBN/N2O emissions
Avr. SE Avr. SE Avr. SE Avr. SE
Meta-sedimentary (MS) Control 599.1 162.7 92.8 31.9 16.9 4.7 75.0 22.5
P-added 919.3 73.3 163.9 13.2 34.6* 3.6 174.5* 19.2
Ultrabasic (UB) Control 825.5 130.6 121.7 31.5 26.4 6.0 206.2 123.0
P-added 1030.2 32.8 201.8 16.3 27.4 2.5 389.8 296.3
  1. MBC soil microbial biomass C, MBN soil microbial biomass N, SE standard error
  2. * P < 0.05