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Table 4

Bacterial abundance and TEP in surface- and deep-water roller bottles at the end of the experiments. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.371.t4

SampleaTreatmentBacterial cells (mL–1)TEP (μg GX eq. L–1)TEP-C (μg C L–1)

 
Surface water initial whole water 3.2 × 104 ± 4.9 × 103, ABb 85 ± 7 64 ± 5 
 whole water 2.8 × 104 ± 1.6 × 104, AB 154 ± 66 116 ± 50 
 WAF 0.8 × 104 ± 0.2 × 104, B 229 ± 56 172 ± 42 
 Corexit 5.0 × 104 ± 3.1 × 104, AB n.a.c n.a. 
 CEWAF 7.7 × 104 ± 2.8 × 104, A n.a. n.a. 

 
Deep water initial whole water 2.7 × 105 ± 2.7 × 103, C 59 ± 5, B 44 ± 3, B 
 whole water 2.7 × 105 ± 2.0 × 104, C 58 ± 1, B 43 ± 10, B 
 WAF 1.6 × 107 ± 2.3 × 106, A 3719 ± 1749, A 2789 ± 1312, A 
 Corexit 8.0 × 106 ± 2.9 × 106, B n.a. n.a. 
 CEWAF 1.6 × 106 ± 3.1 × 105, C n.a. n.a. 
SampleaTreatmentBacterial cells (mL–1)TEP (μg GX eq. L–1)TEP-C (μg C L–1)

 
Surface water initial whole water 3.2 × 104 ± 4.9 × 103, ABb 85 ± 7 64 ± 5 
 whole water 2.8 × 104 ± 1.6 × 104, AB 154 ± 66 116 ± 50 
 WAF 0.8 × 104 ± 0.2 × 104, B 229 ± 56 172 ± 42 
 Corexit 5.0 × 104 ± 3.1 × 104, AB n.a.c n.a. 
 CEWAF 7.7 × 104 ± 2.8 × 104, A n.a. n.a. 

 
Deep water initial whole water 2.7 × 105 ± 2.7 × 103, C 59 ± 5, B 44 ± 3, B 
 whole water 2.7 × 105 ± 2.0 × 104, C 58 ± 1, B 43 ± 10, B 
 WAF 1.6 × 107 ± 2.3 × 106, A 3719 ± 1749, A 2789 ± 1312, A 
 Corexit 8.0 × 106 ± 2.9 × 106, B n.a. n.a. 
 CEWAF 1.6 × 106 ± 3.1 × 105, C n.a. n.a. 

a Results for surface water from Malkin et al. (2019); for deep water from Kleindienst et al. (2015b).

b Letters indicate results of the post-hoc analysis of treatment-specific differences (ANOVA, p < 0.05); rates with the same letters are indistinguishable from one another.

c Not available.

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