Table 4.

Abundances of various phylogenetic groups in the North Sea as determined by FISH

Datea collectedTotal cell concn (105 ml−1)% Detected by DAPI staining and probe:
EUB338ALF968GAM42aCF319aG RbALT1413SAR86-1249G VOCE232PSA184NOR1-56NOR2-1453SPH120
11.02.981.258.924.85.917.53.0<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1
20.08.988.071.415.19.230.39.2<110.2<1NDb ND<1<1<1
12.09.9710.560.323.78.025.04.7<11.71.0<1<1<1<1<1
13.11.973.531.22.96.3<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1
  • a The day, month, and year are reported.

  • b ND, not determined.