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Concentration of microbes in human gut Microbes 10^11 - 10^12 microbes/ml 112466 Mahowald MA et al., ...
Mutation rates per genome per replication in microbes with DNA chromosomes Microbes Table - link N/A 106788 Drake JW, Charlesworth B...
Difference between metabolic levels of growing, maintenance without growth & starving, nongrowing microbes (each) Microbes 3 orders of magnitude 111455 Price PB, Sowers T. ...
Concentration of microbes identified from the Hans Tausen ice core, northern Greenland Microbes ~3,000 microbes/ml 108049 Price PB, Sowers T. ...
Depth of Antarctic ice core from which viable microbes were extracted Microbes ~3,600 meters 111454 Price PB, Sowers T. ...
Percent of the different kinds of microbes that have been successfully cultured Microbes <1 % 109668 Huse SM, Dethlefsen L...
Comparison of Escherichia coli with other industrial strains for biofuel synthesis Microbes Table - link N/A 113399 Wang C, Pfleger BF, Kim...
Upper temperature limit for presently (as of 2012) known microbial life Microbes 122 °C 109974 Kallmeyer J, Pockalny R...
Microbial survival of extreme conditions Microbes Table - link N/A 113953 Helga Stan-Lotter, 2017...
Comparison of yield and methodologies employed in the native producers of coenzyme Q10 Microbes Table - link mg/gDCW 113504 Lee SQ, Tan TS, Kawamukai M...
Intracellular K+ (potassium ion) Microbes 300 - 700 mM 112288 Martinac B, Saimi Y,...
Calculated mean cell-specific carbon content at sub-seafloor deposits at Landsort Deep, Baltic Sea Microbes 19 – 31 (mean 23) fgC/cell 115323 Braun S et al., Size...
Percent of well-studied microbial communities, such as the human distal gut, that have been cultured Microbes 20 to 40 % 109669 Huse SM, Dethlefsen L...
Estimated total number of cells in subseafloor sediment (for fraction of total global biomass of 0.18–3.6% see comments section) Microbes 2.9E+29 cells/global subseafloor sediment 109975 Kallmeyer J, Pockalny R...
Volume of water explored by a 0.4µm–diameter cell by Brownian diffusion (non-motile cell) Microbes 45 pl (a ~35µm cube) of seawater in 10 min: 80 nl (a ~430µm cube) in a day µm^3 110352 Stocker R. Marine microbes...
Size of dissolved organic matter (DOM), operational definition Microbes <0.7 µm 110355 Stocker R. Marine microbes...
Mean carbon content of total microbial cells in the sediment at sub-seafloor deposits at Landsort Deep, Baltic Sea Microbes at the sea floor 350μg C/cm^3: ~40m beneath sea floor <5 μg C/cm^3 115326 Braun S et al., Size...
Cell-specific carbon density in the sediment at sub-seafloor deposits at Landsort Deep, Baltic Sea Microbes sea floor depth 200fg C/µm^3: ~10m beneath sea floor 1000fg C/µm^3: ~40m beneath sea floor 600 fg C/µm^3 115327 Braun S et al., Size...
Mean microbial cell volume in deep old marine sediments Microbes 0.042 μm^3 115532 Braun S et al., Size...
Fraction of the microbial surface community that dies within a few mm to cm of burial Microbes ~90 % 115533 Braun S et al., Size...