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Processes in Microbial Ecology - Table 4-3

PME2012-FinalFrontcover.jpgby David L. Kirchman

Oxford University Press

First Edition, March 2012

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368 pages; 200 illustrations; 9.7 x 7.4


Table 3.4, corrected

Early versions of the textbook had several serious errors in this table. It is given correctly below.

Table 3.4  Time and distance scales for oxygen and glucose moving by diffusion. Data from Jørgensen (2000).

Distance Oxygen Glucose
1μm 0.34 ms 1.1 ms
10 μm 34 ms 110 ms
100 μm 3.4 s 10 s
1 mm 5.7 min 19 min
1 cm 9.5 h 1.3 d
10 cm 40 d 130 d
1 m 11 y 35 y

Below is the original table from p175 of Jorgensen (2000), the basis of Table 3.4


Jorgensen, B. B. 2000. Bacteria and marine biogeochemistry, p. 173-203. In H. D. Schulz and M. Zabel [eds.], Marine Geochemistry. Springer-Verlag.

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