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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (4): 454-460.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2013.04.012

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Interspecific Association of Dominant Species of Amaranthus retroflexus L. Community

ZHAO Cai-Li;ZHANG Feng;PANG Chun-Hua*;WANG Hui-Min;FAN Xiao   

  1. 1.College of Life Sciences,Shanxi Normal University,Linfen 041004;2.School of Life Science,Shanxi University,Taiyuan 030006
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2013-07-20 Published:2013-07-20
  • Contact: PANG Chun-Hua
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Abstract: Based on the data of 95 plots obtained from investigation, by using χ2-test for 2×2 contingency table, Pearson coefficient and Spearman rank coefficient, the interspecific association and correlation among 300 species-pairs of 25 dominant plant species of Amaranthus retroflexus L. community in Shanxi were analyzed. The results indicated that: 1)The plant community was negative association, the structure of the community was scattered, few species pairs showed significant or highly significant association. 2)Only combine χ2-test with correlation index can reflect the interspecific relationship more accurately. 3)Spearman rank correlation coefficient was more sensitive. Compared with χ2-test and Pearson correlation coefficient, the result of the Spearman rank correlation coefficient was more reasonable. 4)According to the adaptability to the environment and the relationships between plants and environment, 25 species were divided into four ecological species groups, with the same resource utilization ways and ecological requirements of the species in each group.

Key words: invasive species, Amaranthus retroflexus L., interspecific association, ecological species groups

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