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Fraction of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition that is mediated by soil microorganisms Biosphere 85 - 90 % of SOM decomposition 114098 Siles JA et al., Effect...
Recorded variations in cell concentration in sea Microbes ≤20-fold over 10 to 30 mm N/A 110358 Stocker R. Marine microbes...
Lipopolysaccharide content of cell wall bacteria Gram positive 0%: Gram negative 13% Table - link N/A 111944 The Microbial World,...
Summary of the differences between gram-positive and gram-negative cell walls bacteria Table - link N/A 111938 The Microbial World,...
Thickness of cell wall bacteria Gram positive 20-80nm: Gram negative 10nm Table - link nm 111939 The Microbial World,...
Number of layers in cell wall bacteria Gram positive 1: Gram negative 2 Table - link layers 111940 The Microbial World,...
Peptidoglycan content of cell wall bacteria Gram positive >50%: Gram negative 10-20% Table - link % 111941 The Microbial World,...
Lipid and lipoprotein content of cell wall bacteria Gram positive 0-3%: Gram negative 58% Table - link % 111942 The Microbial World,...
Protein content of cell wall bacteria Gram positive 0%: Gram negative 9% Table - link N/A 111943 The Microbial World,...
Half life of accBC mRNA Bacteria Escherichia coli 2 min 102059 Li SJ, Cronan JE Jr....
Range of genome sizes (Equivalent to Symbiodinium spp. 3×10^6kbp to Prorocentrum micans 245×10^6 kbp) Dinoflagellates coral reef symbiont Symbiodinium spp. 1.5-4.8 (average ∼3): Prorocentrum micans 250 pg DNA/haploid genome 112817 Hou Y, Lin S. Distinct...
Number of species that have been described as of 2015 Protists >100,000 species 114593 Soyer-Gobillard MO, Dolan...
Virus numbers in extreme environments Various undetectable - 10^9 particles/ml 113946 Parikka KJ, Le Romancer M...
Estimates of the total amount of microbial biomass (i.e., cellular organic carbon) in the seabed Biosphere 4 - 300 Pg C 115320 Braun S et al., Size...
Carbon content of bacteria in subseafloor sediment bacteria 14 fg C/cell 115339 Braun S et al., Size...
Fraction of total organic carbon (TOC) at seafloor and 60m below seafloor at Landsort Deep, Baltic Sea Biosphere at the sediment surface ∼3%: at 60 m below seafloor ∼0.2 % 115340 Braun S et al., Size...
Carbon density in growing E. coli cells, and in several other growing cultures bacteria <100 fg C/µm^3 115343 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...
Number of cells of bacteria and archaea estimated to inhabit Earth Biosphere ~10^30 cells 113931 Locey KJ, Lennon JT....
Cell volumes of microorganisms commonly found in natural environments such as soils, freshwater lakes and rivers, estuarine and brackish waters, coastal and nearshore marine waters, or pelagic marine waters Microbes 0.05 - 0.5 µm^3 115344 Braun S et al., Size...