TABLE 3

Genetic diversity indices based on DGGE profiles

DGGE profileMean (SD)a
UCASPWYW
Soil assay 1
    Shannon2.53 (0.08)2.63 (0.20)2.94 (0.36)2.83** (0.15)
    Richness17.00 (2.00)20.00 (3.61)26.33 (7.02)22.67** (2.52)
    Evenness0.89 (0.01)0.88 (0.01)0.90 (0.04)0.91 (0.02)
Soil assay 2
    Shannon2.90 (0.08)2.95 (0.25)2.99 (0.08)3.21** (0.08)
    Richness20.33 (1.15)24.67 (5.51)24.00 (2.65)30.00** (2.65)
    Evenness0.96 (0.01)0.92* (0.02)0.94 (0.03)0.94 (0.01)
Rhizosphere
    Shannon2.49 (0.12)2.89** (0.13)2.46 (0.16)2.35 (0.10)
    Richness19.00 (1.00)28.00** (1.00)18.33 (2.08)15.33* (1.15)
    Evenness0.85 (0.03)0.87 (0.03)0.85 (0.02)0.86 (0.03)
  • a UC, unamended control; AS, almond shells; PW, pruning waste; YW, yard waste. *, significantly lower than UC (P < 0.05); **, significantly higher than UC (P < 0.05).