Table 2.

C:V ratios of different size classes and means of natural bacterial populations and of E. coli during exponential and stationary growth phasesa

SampleC:V ratio of bacteria in size class (fg of C μm−3)
0.001–0.01 μm30.01–0.1 μm30.1–1 μm31–4 μm3Mean
Lake water466 ± 88 (54)397 ± 117 (323)288 ± 93 (99)382 ± 121 (476)
E. coli DSM 613254 ± 40 (179)211 ± 34 (73)242 ± 43 (252)
  • a Values are means ± standard deviations. Values in parentheses are numbers of measured cells. —,n = 0.