International Journal of Manures and Fertilizers

International Journal of Manures and Fertilizers ISSN 2331-4869 Vol. 8 (1), pp. 001-009, January, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Some soil parameters in Campanula species (sect. Quinqueloculares) from Mediterranean climate areas in Turkey

Emine Alçitepe1, Ayse Everest2* and M. Ali Sungur3

1Celal Bayer University,Science and Art Faculty, Biology Deparment, Muradiye campus-Manisa,Turkey.

2Mersin University, Science and Art Faculty, Biology Department,Ciftlikköy campus-Mersin, Turkey.

3Mersin University, Medical Faculty, Statistic Recearch Lab, Yeni ehir campus, Mersin, Turkey.

Accepted 09 December, 2019

Abstract

Ten soil samples from the Mediterranean region of Turkey were analysed to evaluate the ecology of Campanula species. Most soils in the research area were alkaline and salt content was high. Degrees of saturation were considered normal in all the soil samples and, generally, total nitrogen values were low. For all samples, the total concentration of macro- and micro-elements were determined. There were significant differences in concentration of Mg, P, N in the upper zone of the soils, and in pH, salinity, lime, saturation (%) between species. There were no significant differences in the concentrations of Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mn, Na, and Zn between the upper and lower zones.

Key words: Campanula, macro- and micro-elements, Mediterranean region (Turkey).