TABLE 1.

Total cell numbers over the depth profile of Sphagnum peat bog Bakchar determined by different detection methods

Depth (cm)No. of cells (108) per g of wet peata determined with:
DAPI stainingEUB338-mixARCH915 + ARC344
0-106.68 ± 1.351.22 ± 0.31 (18.2)0.27 ± 0.07 (4.1)
10-208.42 ± 1.331.08 ± 0.31 (12.8)0.19 ± 0.05 (2.2)
20-307.89 ± 1.550.98 ± 0.28 (12.4)0.37 ± 0.11 (4.7)
30-4012.24 ± 2.241.06 ± 0.34 (8.7)0.46 ± 0.15 (3.8)
40-5014.46 ± 2.571.50 ± 0.34 (10.4)0.51 ± 0.15 (3.5)
70-8011.39 ± 2.191.24 ± 0.25 (10.9)0.94 ± 0.26 (8.2)
  • a Data are means ± standard errors. Values in parentheses indicate the percentage of cells targeted with the probe set in relation to DAPI counts.