TABLE 2 

Initial cultivability statistics and salinity values for seven HTC experiments

SiteDateNo. of wells:PXVa%
Cultivability
MediumMedium
salinity
Source
salinity
InoculatedPositive
CJ9/12/14460150.0331.270.0262.6JWAMPFe34.824.6
ARD11/24/1446010.0021.50.0010.1JW134.81.7
JLB1/9/15460610.1331.960.0737.3JW134.826
FWCb3/21/154603010.65420.53153.1JW45.85.4
LB6/9/15460001.800JW45.81.4
Tbon7/24/15460410.0891.560.066JW311.614.2
CJ210/1/15460610.13320.0717.1JW223.222.2
  • a According to V = −ln(1 − p)/X, where p is the number of positive wells divided by the number of inoculated wells and X is the number cells inoculated per well (10). Percent cultivability = V × 100.

  • b Sample was counted by microscopy and believed to have underestimated the total number of cells, resulting in a higher percent cultivability.