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Table 4 Characterization of microhabitat variables and physico-chemical characteristics of soil samples from natural breeding sites of phlebotomine sand flies

From: Study on natural breeding sites of sand flies (Diptera: Phlebotominae) in areas of Leishmania transmission in Colombia

Ecosystem, locality Tropical humid forest Tropical dry forest Contrast test
Río Claro-El Aguacate Sincelejo-Coraza
Physicochemical variable   Percentile   Percentile
Median 25 75 Median 25 75 U-MWhitney p value
1. Relative humidity (%) 93 90 95 89 79 93 36 0.017*
2. Temperature (°C) 27.4 27.0 28.7 27.6 26.7 28.6 82.5 0.6
3. Nitrogen (%) 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.8 73 0.4
4. Organic carbon (%) 9.5 2.3 21.7 12.9 5.8 27.3 70 0.3
5. Carbon/Nitrogen 12.6 6.3 34.4 20.3 12.6 35.1 69 0.3
6. pH 7.4 7.3 7.7 7.5 6.8 7.9 92 0.9
7. Water-holding capacity (%) 98.9 56.2 184.8 114 77 150.8 77 0.5
8. Conductivity (uS/cm) 761 289.1 1106.5 10.2 2.5 1113 62 0.2
9. Density (g/cm3) 0.7 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.7 72.5 0.4
  1. Us/cm: Microsiemens per centimeter; g/cm 3 : Grams per cubic centimeter.
  2. * Significantly statistical value.