A preliminary chemical and physical comparison of blackbird-starling roost soils which do or do not contain Histoplasma capsulatum
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The soil from each of seventeen blackbird-starling roosts, nine positive and eight negative for the presence ofHistoplasma capsulatum, was tested for phosphorus, nitrogen, organic matter, water-holding capacity (WHC), and soil pH (in water). When the test results for the positive and negative groups were compared, a significant difference was found for every test except soil pH.
KeywordsNitrogen Organic Matter Phosphorus Negative Group Histoplasma Capsulatum
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