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Table 6 Soil physicochemical parameters of the three study sites (m ± SD, n = 3), analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey’s test

From: Diversity and abundance of terrestrial gastropods in Skikda region (North-East Algeria): correlation with soil physicochemical factors

Parameters El-Hadaiek Azzaba Ben-Azzouz F P
T° soil 20.06 ± 0.12 a 19.14 ± 0.17 a 18.97 ± 0.92 a 3.46 0.10
pH 7.84 ± 0.00 a 8.05 ± 0.04 a 7.89 ± 0.24 a 1.83 0.24
Conductivity (dS/m) 0.48 ± 0.07 a 0.55 ± 0.04 a 0.58 ± 0.07 a 2.08 0.20
Organic matter (%) 13.75 ± 0.47 a 8.88 ± 0.72 b 12.41 ± 1.42 a 20.67 0.002**
Total limestone (%) 1.44 ± 0.31 a 2.48 ± 0.94 a 3.30 ± 1.42 a 2.61 0.15
Porosity (%) 36.07 ± 4.13 a 50 ± 5.23 b 47.3 ± 5.42 c 6.66 0.03*
Field capacity (%) 36.07 ± 4.01 a 12.31 ± 2.22 b 21.17 ± 3.12 c 42.21 0.000***
Permeability (cm/h) 0.25 ± 0.02 a 0.60 ± 0.06 b 0.56 ± 0.05 b 50.82 0.000***
  1. The means followed by the same letter are not significantly different (p < 0.05)
  2. *Significant difference at p < 0.05; **significant difference at p < 0.01; ***significant difference at p < 0.001