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Table 3 Prokaryotic cell volumes (VOL), carbon contents (CCC), abundances (PA), biomass (PB) by image analysis and prokaryotic cell abundances (PAC) and high nucleic acid to low nucleic acid ratios (HNA/LNA) by flow cytometry

From: Vertical distribution of the prokaryotic cell size in the Mediterranean Sea

  VOL CCC PA PB PAC HNA/LNA
µm3 fg C cell−1 Cell × 105 ml−1 µg C L−1 Cell × 105 ml−1  
EPI
 Min 0.045 15 1.6 0.9 0.18 0.09
 Max 0.513 119 28.9 73.1 37.9 2.81
 Median 0.138 37 7.55 25.9 4.25 0.57
 Mean 0.176 46 9.75 26.2 6.25 0.64
 SD 0.116 26 6.2 15.7 7.08 0.43
 n 46 46 46 46 46 46
MESO
 Min 0.049 16 0.75 1.4 0.18 0.26
 Max 0.466 110 8.2 35.0 7.73 3.70
 Median 0.227 59 3.08 12.1 1.34 1.20
 Mean 0.242 61 3.26 14.3 2.09 1.32
 SD 0.098 22 1.97 9.8 1.96 0.93
 n 28 28 28 28 28 28
BATHY
 Min 0.069 20 0.4 1.6 0.19 0.34
 Max 0.566 129 3.08 17.3 2.72 3.33
 Median 0.217 56 0.93 4.5 0.51 1.53
 Mean 0.249 63 1.19 6.3 0.68 1.44
 SD 0.120 27 0.7 4.0 0.52 0.74
 n 32 32 32 32 32 32