Mean microbial count (cfu/g) ± SD  
  Iyanomo Akwete Iyanomo Akwete
  (May) (June ) (September ) (October)
Bacteria 4.6×105 ± 1.7×103 3.8×105 ± 1.0×104 3.2×107 ± 7.0×105 2.8×107 ± 5.1×105
Fungi 2.8×104 ± 3.4×103 5.5×104 ± 1.5×103 1.1×104 ± 3.4×103 4.0×104 ± 1.7 ×102
Table 1: Fungal and bacterial counts of the rhizosphere soil of rubber from Iyanomo and Akwete plantations between May and October, 2004.