Number of prokaryotes in the top 1m of soil worldwide

Value 2.6E+29 cells Range: Table - link cells
Organism Biosphere
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.PubMed ID9618454
Primary Source Schlesinger, W H. Biogeochemistry. 2nd Ed. New York: Academic 1997. AND Richter, Daniel D. Markewitz, Daniel.How deep is soil? Bioscience, Oct95, Vol. 45 Issue 9, p600-609, AND Paul, E A Clark, F E. Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry. New York: Academic 1989.
Entered by Mike Springer
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