TABLE 2.

MPN counts of spores obtained after inoculation with pasteurized sediment slurry from the Neuharlingersieler Nacken site

Sediment depth (cm)MPN count of spores g of sediment−1 (% of MPN counts of spores in untreated samples) after:
Oxic incubationaAnoxic incubationa,b
0.53,170 (0.8)1,080 (0.3)
51,190 (3.6)1,200 (4.0)
505,520 (4.0)1,530 (2.6)
100130 (20.0)250 (2.0)
200120 (100.0)ND
300100 (75.0)ND
40090 (100.0)ND
45090 (100.0)ND
  • a The sulfate-containing medium was used.

  • b ND, not determined.