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Table 1 Degradation of [13C6]-pyrene and estimated 13C-incorporation into living microbial biomass based on phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis in soil-compost mixture and fertilized soil (controls not shown; see Adam et al. 2015)

From: Microbial communities in pyrene amended soil–compost mixture and fertilized soil

Soil-compost mixture Fertilized soil
Incubation time [d] [13C6]-pyrene [% of initial] 13C incorporation into microbial biomass based on PLFA [% of initial] Incubation time [d] [13C6]-pyrene [% of initial] 13C incorporation into microbial biomass based on PLFA [% of initial]
0 100 1 ± 0 0 100 1 ± 0
35 64.1 ± 2.5 3 ± 1 16 96.6 ± 6.8 0 ± 1
48 14.2 ± 9.9 14 ± 1 31 95.7 ± 10.4 1 ± 0
64 11.8 ± 0.9 14 ± 1 46 81.1 ± 7.7 1 ± 1
80 6.5 ± 2.3 13 ± 1 71 34.1 ± 6.3 6 ± 1
96 3.3 ± 0.3 13 ± 0 95 23.1 ± 8.9 10 ± 1
160 0.1 ± 0.1 8 ± 1 161 4.9 ± 0.3 10 ± 0
    203 4.2 ± 0.6 6 ± 1
  1. Incubation times at which matrix DNA and RNA were extracted are printed italics-faced. Values are indicated as mean ± standard deviation (n = 3)