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Table 2 Effect of different N applications on soil microbial biomass C, N and P in sugarcane fields (mg kg−1)

From: Response of soil biological properties and bacterial diversity to different levels of nitrogen application in sugarcane fields

Treatments Microbial biomass C Microbial biomass N Microbial biomass P
H 112.42 ± 3.83c 29.23 ± 2.34b 44.50 ± 1.05c
M 12.91 ± 1.00d 35.85 ± 0.62a 202.41 ± 7.78b
L 146.65 ± 5.33a 20.20 ± 0.62c 242.16 ± 19.81a
CK 130.33 ± 9.26b 8.50 ± 0.81d 198.81 ± 8.97b
  1. All data are presented as the mean ± SD (standard deviation)
  2. H high N application in the sugarcane soil (964 kg ha−1), M medium N application in the sugarcane soil (482 kg ha−1), L low N application in the sugarcane soil (96 kg ha−1), CK no N application in the sugarcane soil (0 kg ha−1)
  3. Different letters in the same column indicate significant differences between treatments at P < 0.05 among the means of the four treatments