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Table 1

Extent of the degradation of biodegradable plastic strips enclosed in coarse or fine mesh litter-bags and allowed to decompose for 77 days in a stream or in the adjacent riparian zone. R = mean proportion of litter mass remaining relative to initial mass. SE = standard error. Superscript letters depict statistically different groups of samples (see Results).

Condition R SE
Stream − coarse mesh 0.95a 0.01
Stream − fine mesh 0.96a 0.00
Riparian − coarse mesh 1.02b 0.01
Riparian − fine mesh 0.97a 0.01

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