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Table 3 Numbers of colony-forming units of samples of inland soil and seashore sands.

From: Endospores of halophilic bacteria of the family Bacillaceae isolated from non-saline Japanese soil may be transported by Kosa event (Asian dust storm)

   Numbers of c.f.u. Numbers of endospore
  Sampling site NaCl 0% NaCl 20% NaCl 0% NaCl 20%
(A) Inland soils     
     Warabi, S 340,000 14 89,000 3
     Koto, T 186,000 6 11,000 5
     Toshima, T 209,000 8 27,000 1
     Ina, S 180,000 0 20,000 0
     Shiki, S 113,000 0 13,000 0
     Higashimurayama, T 28,000 0 2,000 0
(B) Seashore sands     
     Tateyama, C (20 m from sea) 282 6 64 6
     Tateyama, C (20 m from sea) 99 0 17 0
     Tateyama, C (5 m from sea) 501 13 24 4
     Tateyama, C (5 m from sea) 381 7 93 1
     Tateyama, C (0 m from sea) 244 12 8 1
     Tateyama, C (0 m from sea) 289 5 34 4
  1. For the determination of numbers of c.f.u., six inland and six seashore samples (0.5 g) were suspended in distilled water or 10% NaCl solution (2.0 ml), and serially dilutions were spread on agar media (0.1 ml/plate) with no or 20% NaCl, and incubated at 37°C. Numbers of endospore forming bacteria, were determined after heat treatment of the soil suspension at 80°C for 60 min. Numbers are averages of three experiments.