K+/Na+ ratio from the literature showing differences between growing and stationary cells
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|Fagerbakke KM, Norland S, Heldal M (1999) The inorganic ion content of native aquatic bacteria. Can J Microbiol 45: 304–311. p.305 table 1PubMed ID10420582
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|The K+/Na+ ratio has been used as a signature of bacterial viability and (or) activity. Generally, higher ratios are found for active than less active cells.