Table 2: Concentration of Phospholipid Fatty Acids (PLFAs) in Soil Samples

Conc. of PLFAs in Soil [nmol (g Organic Matter)-1]
Sample Depth (m) Total Bacteria Fungi* Actinobacteria**
Contaminated 0.0-0.5 330 130 46 3.9
0.5-1.0 620 320 11 14.5
1.0-1.5 180 80 9 3.8
1.5-2.0 180 80 9 3.1
2.0-2.5 260 120 11 2.7
3.0-3.8 10 5 1 0.0
3.8-4.0 220 110 5 0.3
4.0-4.5 340 120 8 0.6
4.5-5.0 280 110 5 0.6
5.5-6.0 290 90 6 0.4
6.1-7.0 90 30 1 0.2
Clean 0.0-1.0 500 170 48 15.5
1.0-2.0 240 100 46 3.6
2.0-3.0 40 20 1 0.2
4.0-5.0 60 40 0 0.4
5.0-6.0 10 4 0 0.0

* Based on the 18:2ω6 concentration.
** Based on the 10Me18:0 concentration.

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