TABLE 1 

Location and physicochemical characteristics of the soil samples selected for DNA stable-isotope probing incubationsa

SampleLocationLatitude and
longitude
Bulk
density
(g/cm3)
Amt of carbon
(% dry wt)
pHMoisture
(% dry wt)
Amt of nitrogen
(% dry wt)
Soil type
TotalInorganicOrganic
Arctic tundra (1AT)Daring Lake, North-West
Territories, Canada
64°52′N,
111°35′W
0.246.9BDLb46.93.9417.71.42Organic
Temperate rainforest
(7TR)
Pacific coastal rainforest,
Vancouver Island, Canada
48°36′N,
124°13′W
0.610.8BDL10.84.969.80.35Coarse sandy loam
Agricultural soil-wheat
(11AW)
Elora Research Station,
Ontario, Canada
43°38′N,
80°24′W
1.11.850.121.77.417.90.19Silt loam