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Table 3 Aerobic heterotrophic, coliform, and ampicillin resistant cells counts (cfu/ml) in rectum swabs from polar bears in Svalbard

From: Bacterial diversity in faeces from polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in Arctic Svalbard

Polar bear no. Aerobic heterotrophic cellsa Ampr aerobic heterotrophic cellsb % c
1 5.0 × 104 (± 5.0 × 103) 1.6 × 103 (± 6.3 × 102) 3
2 NC 1.0 × 104 (± 1.6 × 103) -
3 NC NC -
5 1.6 × 106(± 2.0 × 105) 8.0 × 105 (± 1.0 × 105) 44
  1. aMean values are based on nine replicates. bMean values are based on three replicates. cPercentage of ampr cfu of the total cultivable bacterial population. NC, not possible to count.