Table 2.

Quantification of Bacteria, EHB, EHB-1, and EHB-2 in ponds of different salinity of the Alicante salterna

Pond salinity (%)bTotal DAPI counts/ml% of counts specific for:
BacteriaEHBEHB-1EHB-2
22.44.32 × 107 ± 0.65 × 10735.6 ± 7.6 DcDD
255.84 × 107 ± 0.91 × 10717.1 ± 3.53.5 ± 0.72.2 ± 1.0D
31.61.74 × 107 ± 0.22 × 10711.4 ± 1.76.1 ± 2.45.1 ± 4.31.1 ± 0.9
372.78 × 107 ± 0.51 × 10712.7 ± 4.612.0 ± 3.110.4 ± 4.02.4 ± 1.2
  • a Values are expressed as DAPI counts detectable by FISH with probes EUB338 (specific forBacteria), EHB412 (EHB), EHB586 (EHB-1), and EHB1451 (EHB-2). Values are means ± standard deviations.

  • b EHB were not detectable in ponds of 11 and 15% salinity.

  • c D, detectable—under 1%.