Table 3.

Direct counts of DAPI-stained cells from decomposed gas hydrate and sediment

SampleDirect count of cells froma:
Hydrate (105 cells ml−1)Sediment (108 cells/g−1[wet wt])
AT425b9.99 ± 4.72
KC6956.57 ± 1.6811.7 ± 2.85
MC85313.2 ± 2.9610.1 ± 3.37
AT98b10.5 ± 4.13
GC1858.18 ± 2.51
  • a Values are means ± standard deviations.

  • b Gas hydrate with no attached sediment.