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Table 5 Spearman correlation among mineral contents across all the specimens, N = 80

From: Nutritive values of seven high priority indigenous fodder tree species in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas in Eastern Ethiopia

  P K Ca Mg Mn Cu Fe Zn
P 1        
K 0.286c 1       
Ca − 0.172 0.097 1      
Mg − 0.183c 0.028 0.585a 1     
Mn − 0.261c − 0.315b 0.315b 0.23c 1    
Cu 0.493a − 0.192 − 0.275c 0.012 0.223 1   
Fe 0.09 − 0.432a − 0.138 − 0.226c 0.221 0.296b 1  
Zn 0.515a 0.141 − 0.147 0.251c 0.005 0.61a 0.075 1
  1. aCorrelation is significant at the 0.01 level; b correlation is significant at the 0.01 level; ccorrelation is significant at 0.05 level