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Table 2 Detection and enumeration of atrazine-degrading bacteria in soils

From: Occurrence, diversity and community structure of culturable atrazine degraders in industrial and agricultural soils exposed to the herbicide in Shandong Province, P.R. China

Sampling site Soila Min-max population densities, CFU g−1 of dry soil Percentage of atrazine degraders in the culturable population
Culturable bacteria on TY agar Atrazine-degrading bacteria on SM agar
D3 I, B 5.8 × 108–6.4 × 108 2.9 × 107–3.5 × 107 4.5–6.0 %
D5 I, B 8.2 × 106–8.6 × 106 1.6 × 106–2.4 × 106 18.6–29.3 %
I, R 8.8 × 107–1.2 × 108 1.1 × 107–2.9 × 107 9.1–33.0 %
D6 I, B 1.6 × 107–2.0 × 107 5.7 × 104–7.4 × 104 0.29–0.46 %
I, R 6.1 × 108–9.9 × 108 3.6 × 105–2.2 × 106 0.05–0.23 %
TD(a) A, R 6.5 × 108–9.9 × 108 1.3 × 103–1.3 × 104 0.0002–0.0014 %
TD(b) A, R NEb 1.8 × 103–5.2 × 103 NE
DnW A, R NE 1.3 × 103–2.8 × 103 NE
DnL A, R NE 8.0 × 102–4.5 × 103 NE
GD A, R 4.8 × 108–7.9 × 108 1.4 × 104–7.5 × 104 0.0035–0.0095 %
WS A, R NE 3.0 × 102–2.0 × 103 NE
  1. a I industrial, A agricultural, B bulk, R rhizosphere. b NE not evaluated