Table 2.

Cell numbers in different fractions obtained fromSphagnum peat samplea

Detection methodNo. of cells (106 or 107) per g of wet peat
Peat water fractionPeat matrix fraction:Remaining peat
123
DAPI staining (107)19.68 ± 1.6324.87 ± 3.775.30 ± 0.810.73 ± 0.070.51 ± 0.05
EUB338 (107)13.10 ± 1.2615.53 ± 2.524.10 ± 0.900.39 ± 0.030.19 ± 0.03
Mcell-1026 (106)1.68 ± 0.231.21 ± 0.160.08 ± 0.030.02 ± 0.02Nd
  • a Values are means ± standard error. Nd, not detected.