Table 1: Sample code, location and characteristics of the Salicornia rhizospheres and bulk soils collected in Tunisia and analysed in the present study.

Sample codeSoil fractionSiteCoordinatesFeature

BDV4-S1,2,3RhizosphereSebkhet en NaouelN 34°26′951′′, E 09°54′102′′soil covered by salt crust
BDV4-S4,5,6RhizosphereSebkhet en NaouelN 34°26′951′′, E 09°54′102′′soil
BDV11-S1,2,3RhizosphereChott El GharsaN 34°08′735′′, E 08°04′417′′soil covered by salt crust
( % of salinity)
BDV20-S1,2,3RhizosphereChott El JeridN 33°57′252′′, E 08°24′508′′soil
BDV4-B1-1,2,3Bulk soilSebkhet en NaouelN 34°26′951′′, E 09°54′102′′soil covered by salt crust
BDV4-B4-1,2,3Bulk soilSebkhet en NaouelN 34°26′951′′, E 09°54′102′′soil
BDV11-B1,2,3Bulk soilChott El GharsaN 34°08′735′′, E 08°04′417′′soil covered by salt crust
( % of salinity)
BDV20-B1,2,3Bulk soilChott El JeridN 33°57′252′′, E 08°24′508′′soil