Cell specific carbon content in marine sediments

Range (Parkes et al., 1994) 65 fgC/cell: (Whitman et al.,1998) 86 fgC/cell
Organism Biosphere
Reference Braun S et al., Size and Carbon Content of Sub-seafloor Microbial Cells at Landsort Deep, Baltic Sea. Front Microbiol. 2016 Aug 31 7: 1375. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01375 p.7 right column bottom paragraph and p.8 left columnPubMed ID27630628
Primary Source Parkes, R. J., Cragg, B. A., Bale, S. J., Getliff, J. M., Goodman, K., Rochelle, P. A., et al. (1994). Deep bacterial biosphere in Pacific Ocean sediments. Nature 371, 410–413. doi: 10.1038/371410a0 AND Whitman, W. B., Coleman, D. C., and Wiebe, W. J. (1998). Prokaryotes: the unseen majority. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 95, 6578–6583. doi: 10.1073/pnas.95.12.6578PubMed ID9618454
Comments P.7 right column bottom paragraph: "Notably, [investigators'] new estimate is 3–4 times lower than widely used previous estimates for marine sediments of 65 fg C/cell (primary source Parkes et al., 1994) and 86 fg C/cell (primary source Whitman et al., 1998) and 6 times lower than the carbon content of cells sorted from an E. coli culture (Braun et al., 2016, Figure 4), which was analyzed in the same way as the samples from this study." fg C=10^-15grams Carbon
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