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Table 5

Pearson correlation test between the rates of mineralization processes in the bottom sediments of littoral sites and environmental conditions (TR, SR, TNB stand for mineralization rate, sulfate reduction and total bacterial number, respectively).

Parameters Leaf litter accumulation sites Zone without leaf litter

  TR, mg C/m2 d−1 SR, mg S2−/dm3 d−1 TR, mg C/m2 d−1 SR, mg S2−/dm3 d−1
T, °C 0.10 0.45 0.29 0.09
Corg, % 0.36 0.11 0.11 0.41
C/N −0.86⁎⁎ −0.81⁎⁎ −0.11 −0.08
S/SO42−, mg/dm3 0.71⁎⁎ 0.84⁎⁎ −0.22 0.18
H2S+HS, mg/dm3 0.61⁎⁎ 0.91⁎⁎ 0.30 0.44
TNB, 106/g 0.75⁎⁎ 0.40 0.54 0.20

p ≤ 0.05.


p ≤ 0.01.

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