Table 3.

Further quantification of bacteria by FISH and rRNA slot blot hybridization in Smeerenburgfjorden sediments (core A/core B)

Depth (cm)β-Proteobacteria, probe BET42aγ-Proteobacteria (probe GAM42a)Clone sequences and symbionts affiliated with the γ-Proteobacteria (probe GAM660)Planctomycetales (probe PLA886)Gram-positive bacteria (probe GP 1199)
% Prokaryotic RNAng of RNA ml−1% Total DAPI cell counts% Prokaryotic RNAng of RNA ml−1% Total DAPI cell counts% Prokaryotic RNAng of RNA ml−1% Total DAPI cell counts% Universal RNAng of RNA ml−1% Prokaryotic RNAng of RNA ml−1
0.251.6/1.7161/15512.1/9.017.6/19.41,739/1,7442.9/2.911.7/6.91,153/6212.2/1.930.7/17.04,815/3,1310/0.20/17
0.751.8/1.7180/22911.6/9.220.7/19.42,075/2,8131.8/2.79.5/10.5950/1,4493.0/2.823.5/16.13,464/3,6840/0.40/52
1.251.8/1.5132/1598.9/9.522.2/17.81,626/1,8882.5/2.811.6/10.8851/1,1423.6/3.553.6/19.77,468/4,0370/0.50/49
1.751.4/1.699/1348.0/6.920.2/16.81,388/1,4020.8/2.017.0/8.21,170/6822.8/2.726.0/20.62,975/2,6830.1/1.44/116
2.251.3/1.696/1587.3/6.217.5/16.21,254/1,5581.6/3.110.8/11.4772/1,0943.7/3.819.1/17.22,154/3,2040.5/1.335/129
2.751.1/1.258/725.5/6.114.5/13.3733/7801.2/2.118.1/6.1910/3592.8/3.915.8/13.11,229/1,0910.7/2.236/129
3.251.3/1.260/754.7/4.714.5/12.5686/8042.6/2.718.4/6.7871/4313.5/3.319.1/14.11,578/1,2870.3/2.616/167
3.751.3/1.170/778.7/6.014.7/12.6764/8412.6/2.820.1/9.01,050/5993.1/3.619.3/13.51,524/1,2570.2/2.113/137
4.251.1/1.140/574.2/4.213.7/11.8495/5962.2/2.517.6/7.0635/3531.7/1.916.2/15.2964/9840/1.20/63
4.751.3/1.147/455.1/3.613.4/11.5483/5092.2/2.720.4/9.5734/4231.8/1.826.5/14.01,475/8310/0.70/31
5.51.2/1.131/454.4/5.011.9/12.0311/4862.8/2.414.2/14.03,730/5652.9/1.521.8/16.0720/7930/0.30/13
6.51.2/1.236/565.8/4.011.2/11.6336/5201.8/2.116.6/14.2496/6382.5/3.127.8/14.3931/7010/0.10/6
7.51.2/1.131/386.4/3.09.3/11.8246/4152.4/1.318.3/11.64,878/4081.7/2.831.0/14.51,019/5750/00/0
8.51.2/0.926/304.2/2.99.3/11.4268/3690.6/1.919.4/12.0557/3911.3/2.031.8/15.71,143/6810/0.20/6
9.50.9/1.020/284.0/3.010.0/11.7231/3381.8/0.421.3/12.4493/3591.9/1.238.7/19.01,238/6810/1.40/40