Number of bacteria in ocean

Value 1E+29 Bacteria
Organism Biosphere
Reference Lawrence R . Pomeroy, Peter J . leB. Williams , Farooq Azam , and John E . Hobbie, Chapter 2. The Microbial Loop, Volume 20 | Number 2 | June 2007 Special Issue: A Sea of Microbes link p.28 right column bottom paragraph
Primary Source Whitman WB, Coleman DC, Wiebe WJ. Prokaryotes: the unseen majority. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Jun 9 95(12):6578-83.PubMed ID9618454
Comments "Earth’s ocean is estimated to contain 10^29 bacteria (primary source), a number larger than the estimated 10^21 stars in the universe."
Entered by Uri M
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