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Table 4 Numbers of colonies after heat treatment at 80°C for varying time.

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

  Number of c.f.u
Heat treatment Plate 1 Plate 2 Plate 3 Average
0 min 10 18 14 14.0
5 min 17 13 13 14.3
10 min 14 11 16 13.7
30 min 19 12 13 14.7
60 min 16 13 14 14.3
  1. The soil sample used was 84-10 (Toride, I).