Mean microbial cell volume in deep old marine sediments

Value 0.042 μm^3
Organism Microbes
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.10 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID27630628
Primary Source Kallmeyer, J., Pockalny, R., Adhikari, R. R., Smith, D. C., and D'Hondt, S. (2012). Global distribution of microbial abundance and biomass in subseafloor sediment. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 16213–16216. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1203849109PubMed ID22927371
Comments P.10 left column bottom paragraph: "The mean cell volumes in sediments at Landsort Deep are 0.007– 0.095μm^3, which is up to an order of magnitude lower than those reported for microbes in fresh water lakes or energy-rich coastal waters and are closer to those from the oligotrophic open ocean (Børsheim, 1990). The volumes are similar to the mean cell volume of 0.042μm^3 in deep old marine sediments determined by Kallmeyer et al. (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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