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Table 1 Properties of soils used in this study

From: Contribution of soil esterase to biodegradation of aliphatic polyester agricultural mulch film in cultivated soils

Soil sample Soil type Soil texture pH(H 2 O) Total carbon (%) Total nitrogen (%) Area of soil sampling
CHI alluvial sandy loam 7.17 1.30 0.13 Chiba
TKB volcanic ash loam 6.30 6.22 0.59 Ibaraki
HIO alluvial loam 7.05 2.08 0.17 Kagoshima
MJO volcanic ash sandy loam 5.36 6.95 0.48 Miyazaki
TAK alluvial sandy loam 7.30 NA* NA Miyazaki
KIB alluvial clay loam 6.15 3.37 0.25 Okayama
OKA alluvial loam 7.14 4.52 0.39 Okayama
AKA alluvial loam 5.78 1.39 0.10 Shimane
MIY alluvial sandy loam 5.91 0.97 0.09 Shimane
YM1 volcanic ash clay loam 7.26 2.61 0.27 Yamanashi
YM2 alluvial clay loam 7.17 2.07 0.22 Yamanashi
  1. *NA: not analyzed.