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Table 4 Aerobic heterotrophic, coliform, and ampicillin resistant cell counts (cfu/g) in faeces from polar bears in Svalbard a

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

Polar bear no. Aerobic heterotrophic cells Ampr aerobic heterotrophic cells Coliform cells Ampr coliform cells
6 4.0 × 103 (± 6.3 × 102) < 11 7.0 × 104 (± 1.6 × 104) < 11
7 1.0 × 105(± 1.0 × 104) < 11 3.2 × 103 (± 2.0 × 103) < 11
8 b 8.0 × 104 (± 1.0 × 104) < 55 8.0 × 104 (± 6.3 × 103) < 55
  1. aValues are based on nine replicates. bIn the case of polar bear no. 8 only 0.2 gram of faeces sample was taken for subsequent dilution and plating. For all the other animals this amount was 1 gram.