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Table 1 Variation in median βNTI values at different spatial scales and the relative contribution (%) of deterministic and stochastic process in each spatial scale of the North China Plain

From: Spatial scale affects the relative role of stochasticity versus determinism in soil bacterial communities in wheat fields across the North China Plain

Spatial scale Spatial distance (km) Median βNTI values Deterministic(%) Stochastic(%)
1 35.58 − 1.41 34.05 65.95
2 106.16 − 1.44 33.94 66.06
3 176.75 − 1.54 36.53 63.47
4 247.33 − 1.66 39.94 60.06
5 317.91 − 1.7 41.23 58.77
6 388.5 − 1.57 37.36 62.64
7 459.08 − 1.58 38.37 61.63
8 529.66 − 1.52 35.63 64.37
9 600.25 − 1.56 38.83 61.17
10 670.83 − 1.58 38.17 61.83
11 741.42 − 1.59 38.66 61.34
12 812 − 2.42 59.86 40.14
13 882.58 − 1.44 34.73 65.27
14 953.17 − 2.39 53.09 46.91
15 1023.8 − 2.83 74.69 25.31
16 1094.3 − 2.74 61.11 38.89
  1. Spatial scale values in bold indicate that stochastic processes are dominant, while normal font indicates that deterministic processes are dominant