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Table 1 Dynamics of physicochemical properties and heavy metal content of agricultural soil (SL1) and mercury-inundated agricultural soil (SL3)

From: Mercury contamination imposes structural shift on the microbial community of an agricultural soil

 SL1SL3
Physicochemical parameters  
 pH6.99 ± 0.315.96 ± 0.25
 Moisture (%)6.83 ± 0.013.14 ± 0.01
 Total organic matter (%)75.62 ± 0.6343.38 ± 0.58
 Total nitrogen (%)58.49 ± 1.4317.63 ± 0.80
 Phosphorus (mg/kg)30.49 ± 1.549.53 ± 1.35
 Potassium (mg/kg)19.75 ± 0.0044.03 ± 0.001
Heavy metal content  
 Mercury (mg/kg)ND52.5 ± 0.003
 Lead (mg/kg)0.05 ± 0.001ND
 Chromium (mg/kg)5.50 ± 0.0031.6 ± 0.004
 Cadmium (mg/kg)0.21 ± 0.0020.035 ± 0.002
 Zinc (mg/kg)16.49 ± 0.0033.28 ± 0.004
 Iron (mg/kg)13.45 ± 0.0032.52 ± 0.004
 Copper (mg/kg)13.04 ± 0.0042.74 ± 0.005
 Selenium (mg/kg)0.008 ± 0.001ND