Sites(Distance from smelter) Fungi/Bacteria Predator/Prey Gram positive/Gram negative Saturated/Unsaturated Mono/Poly 16w/16 cyclo 18w/19 cyclo
Eroded/Disturbed (0-5km) 0.19 0.04 0.77 1.19 3.70 2.87 0.81
Stable upland(5-15km) 0.15 0.04 0.51 0.89 3.80 2.43 0.83
Reference(>15km) 0.16 0.05 0.48 0.74 4.00 3.00 1.12
Eroded/Disturbed sites: Dam, Kelly Lake and Airport; Stable upland sites: Kingsway, Kukagami and Laurentian; Reference sites: Onaping Falls, Capreol and Hagar.
Table 8: Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) ratios analyzed in soil samples from the GSR.