Heterotrophic Counts (cfu/g of Soil) % Hydrocarbon Utilizers
Bacteria 7.1 × 106 ± 4.6×105 21.7 ± 1.1
Fungi 4.5×105 ± 2.6×104 11.2 ± 1.0
Table 3: Bacterial and fungal populations in the rhizosphere of P. australies planted in 6% (w/w) crude oil contaminated mangrove swamp soil at day-120.