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Fraction of global soil carbon stored by alfisols (a soil type) Biosphere 8 % 113324 Hicks Pries CE, Castanha C...
Total prokaryotic cellular carbon in soil prokaryote 26 (Table - link) Pg carbon 108509 William B. Whitman,*†...
Concentration of DNA in soil Biosphere ~10 µg DNA/g soil 111599 Landenmark HK, Forgan DH...
Fraction of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition that is mediated by soil microorganisms Biosphere 85 - 90 % of SOM decomposition 114098 Siles JA et al., Effect...
Amount of bacteria in soil Biosphere 10^8 to 10^9 cfu/g soil 107505 Topley and Wilson's ...
Prokaryote soil biomass prokaryote 300 to 3,000 kg (wet weight)/hectare 107506 Topley and Wilson's ...
Number of cells in one gram of soil prokaryote ≤1e10 cells/gram of soil 110152 Torsvik V, Øvreås L....
Number of prokaryotes beneath 1m of soil Biosphere 0.25-2.5e30 cells 100550 William B. Whitman,*†...
Estimates of total SOC (soil organic carbon content) per biome Biosphere Table - link N/A 112803 Carvalhais et al., Global...
Soil inorganic nitrogen concentration in pine forest Biosphere Table - link N/A 104576 Ilya Gelfand, Dan Yakir...
Concentration in soil in ungrazed fields Bacteria Escherichia coli 0.2-20 Cells/gr 102103 Michael A. Savageau, 1983...
Biomass C of bacteria in a glucose-amended field soil bacteria Table - link μg C/g soil 109515 Editors Madilyn Fletcher...
prokaryote abundance in top 1m of soil Biosphere 2e+9 cells/gram of soil 100533 Whitman WB, Coleman DC...
Prokaryote abundance in top 1m of normal metal abundance soil Biosphere 2.6e+9 (±1e8) g/dry weight of soil 100540 Sandaa R, Torsvik V V...
Prokaryote abundance in 1-8m depth of soil prokaryote 1e+8 cells/gram of soil 100534 Whitman WB, Coleman DC...
Amount of carbon stored as soil organic carbon (SOC) globally Biosphere almost 3,000 (>50% of which in subsoil, deeper than 20cm) Pg C 113322 Hicks Pries CE, Castanha C...
Forest soil content of prokaryotes prokaryote 6e+13 Cells/m^2 108506 William B. Whitman,*†...
Fraction of forest carbon that is in soil Biosphere >50% (can reach 75%) % 114096 Siles JA et al., Effect...
Average dry weight of a prokaryotic cell in soil prokaryote 200 fg 108508 William B. Whitman, David...
Calculation of species diversity in high metal contaminated soil Biosphere 790 species/gram 100554 Jason Gans, Murray Wolinsky...