Abundance & Relationship Of Acarines And Collembolas With The Organic Carbon, Cu, Fe, Zn and Mn of phumdi Soil of Keibul Lamjao National Park(KLNP),Manipur.

Mema Devi Waikhom, Th. Binoy Singh

Abstract


Soil microarthropods specially Acarines and Collembolas are considered to be the most important group in litter decomposition, thereby in releasing nutrients and hence in nutrient cycling  in all ecosystems. Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) is a unique and peculiar habitat and only one of its kind all over the world. This study examined the abundance of Acarines, Collembolas and their  relationship with the organic Carbon and micronutrients of phumdi, monthly , for one year. F test values of C (F=3628.98; P<0.01), Cu(F=1274.07; P<0.01), Fe(F=17077.12; P<0.01), Zn(F=20305.09; P<0.01), and Mn(F=340435.87; P<0.01) are found showing highly significant relationship within the months. Linear relations among the parameters and microarthropods at zero order correlation coefficient are also analysed.


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