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Table 1 Chemical and biological properties of the brine samples examined.

From: Buoyancy studies in natural communities of square gas-vacuolate archaea in saltern crystallizer ponds

Sample Date Pond no. Density (kg m-3) Prokaryotes (cells ml-1) Relative abundance of square cells (%)
1 April 6, 2005 304a 1,238 (25°C) 2.4 ± 0.3 × 107 70
2 June 8, 2005 305b 1,227 (29°C) 3.6 ± 0.3 × 107 80
3 August 30, 2005 301 1,240 (33°C) 2.6 ± 0.4 × 107 81
  1. a For a map of the Eilat saltern ponds and the location of the ponds, see [34].
  2. b Pond 305 is the former evaporation pond 205, in recent years converted to a crystallizer pond.