Number of prokaryotes in aquatic habitats

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Organism prokaryote
Reference William B. Whitman,*† David C. Coleman,‡ and William J. Wiebe. Prokaryotes: The unseen majority. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 June 9 95(12): 6578–6583. p.6579 table 1PubMed ID9618454
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Comments "From global estimates of volume, the upper 200m of the ocean contains a total of 3.6?10^28 cells, of which 2.9?10^27 cells are autotrophs, whereas ocean water below 200 m contains 6.5?10^28 cells (Table 1)." Marine, freshwater, and saline lake volumes were calculated from primary sources
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