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Table 1 Proportions of Aspergillus section Flavi of fields in five districts, soil pH, and colony-forming units per gram of soil in Kenya across the sampled agroecological zones

From: Distribution of indigenous strains of atoxigenic and toxigenic Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus in maize and peanuts agro-ecological zones of Kenya

AEZ District Soil pH CFU g−1 soil
Range Mean Range Mean No. of isolatesa % A. flavus b % A . parasiticu b % A. tamarii % A. nomius % L % S
LM4/LM3/LM5 Kibwezi 6.5–7.41 7.19 5.0 × 104–1.41 × 106 3.54 × 105 26 75.7 21.5 2.8 0 48.5 51.5
CL3/L4 Kwale 5.6–6.6 6.12 4.6 × 104–2.6 × 106 6.692 × 105 38 60.6 31.3 8.1 0 73 27
LM3/LM4 Makindu 5.2–7.45 6.68 9.2 × 103–8.0 × 105 1.474167 × 105 44 49.5 34.2 9.1 5.6 59.6 40.4
LM4/LM5 Makueni 6.15–6.9 6.61 6.3 × 104–1.46 × 106 4.684 × 104 59 68.5 28.3 0 3.3 66.3 33.7
CL3/CL4/L3 Msambweni 6.2–7.6 6.59 3.0 × 103–2.6 × 106 7.915 × 104 53 64.6 24.6 8.03 2.8 55.4 44.6
       220 63.78 27.98 5.605 2.34 60.56 39.4
  1. LM lower midland zones, L lowland zones, CL coastal lowlands (3-semi humid, 4-transitional, 5-semi arid)
  2. aSummary of the isolates
  3. bPercent data (% means of variables)