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Abundance and group diversity of soil mite population in relation to four edaphic factors at Chintamani Abhayaranya, Narendrapur, South 24-Parganas, West Bengal

Abundance and group diversity of soil mite population in relation to four edaphic factors at... Chintamani Abhayaranya in South 24-Parganas, West Bengal has an exposure to anthropogenic stress for its location. Soil mites here, constituted more than 73% of the population of soil microarthropods. Oribatid mites were found to be the most numerically abundant group among the soil mites, followed by order Mesostigmata. Population maxima and minima of the mite community were recorded during September and May respectively. Soil moisture and organic carbon content of the soil showed strong positive correlation with the abundance of mite population. One-way ANOVA revealed significant difference between the seasonal abundances of mite population. Group diversity of mite population was highest during July and lowest during January. No significant correlation, as per rank correlation analysis was noticed between the group diversity and edaphic factors. Regression analysis showed that only a small fraction variabilty of group diversity could be explained separately by four edaphic factors considered. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Proceedings of the Zoological Society Springer Journals

Abundance and group diversity of soil mite population in relation to four edaphic factors at Chintamani Abhayaranya, Narendrapur, South 24-Parganas, West Bengal

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Zoological Society, Kolkata
Subject
Life Sciences; Conservation Biology/Ecology; Biodiversity; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology; Zoology ; Life Sciences, general
ISSN
0373-5893
eISSN
0974-6919
DOI
10.1007/s12595-009-0008-2
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Abstract

Chintamani Abhayaranya in South 24-Parganas, West Bengal has an exposure to anthropogenic stress for its location. Soil mites here, constituted more than 73% of the population of soil microarthropods. Oribatid mites were found to be the most numerically abundant group among the soil mites, followed by order Mesostigmata. Population maxima and minima of the mite community were recorded during September and May respectively. Soil moisture and organic carbon content of the soil showed strong positive correlation with the abundance of mite population. One-way ANOVA revealed significant difference between the seasonal abundances of mite population. Group diversity of mite population was highest during July and lowest during January. No significant correlation, as per rank correlation analysis was noticed between the group diversity and edaphic factors. Regression analysis showed that only a small fraction variabilty of group diversity could be explained separately by four edaphic factors considered.

Journal

Proceedings of the Zoological SocietySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 22, 2009

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