TABLE 2.

Sensitivity of RNPs to bacterial protein synthesis inhibitors

RNP treatmentMean RNP+/RNP° ratio (SD)a
Pasture soilCropped soilFallowed soil
Kanamycin0.9 (0.2)0.1 (0.1)**0.5 (0.1)**
Gentamicin1.0 (0.2)0.2 (0.0)**0.9 (0.2)
Kanamycin + gentamicin1.0 (0.3)0.0 (0)**0.4 (0.3)**
  • a RNP+ indicates plus antibiotic treatment. RNP° indicates standard conditions minus antibiotic. Standard deviations of the means of data from three field replicates are shown in parentheses. **, RNP° significantly different from RNP+ (P < 0.01).