Table 4.

Physicochemical properties and cell concentrations of the samples

SamplepHWater content (%)Cell concna
Alberta7.076.57.8 × 1010 (1.1 × 1010)
Eversburg7.478.21.5 × 1010 (3.5 × 108)
Hamm A3.065.57.2 × 109 (1.9 × 109)
Hamm B4.271.05.5 × 109 (4.6 × 108)
Paderborn A4.174.01.4 × 1010 (1.6 × 109)
Paderborn B7.544.02.2 × 109 (3.4 × 107)
Sage A4.572.31.4 × 1010 (1.2 × 109)
Sage B6.770.42.2 × 1010 (6.4 × 108)
Soil A4.141.03.2 × 109 (2.9 × 108)
Soil B3.554.44.3 × 109 (3.2 × 108)
Freshwater pond7.56.1 × 106 (6.4 × 105)
  • a Reported as mean (standard deviation) for three replicates and given in counts per gram of dry weight for all but the freshwater pond sample, reported as counts per milliliter.