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Table 1 Salinities and respective conductivities in different ecosystems and microbial domains

From: Efficient molasses fermentation under high salinity by inocula of marine and terrestrial origin

NaCl Conductivity (mS cm−1) Water and microbes Ecosystem
g L−1 %
0.01 0.001 0.01 Fresh water (non-halophilic microbes) Rivers, soil, lakes
0.5 0.05 0.47
1 0.1 0.94 Brackish water (moderately and non-halophilic microbes)
30 3 28 Saline water (moderately microbes) Seas, oceans, some lakes
40 4 38
50 5 47
100 10 94 Brine water (strictly and moderately halophilic microbes) Salt lakes and seas; brine lenses; cryopegs
350 35 329
  1. Salinities do not consider temperature and hydrostatic pressure and are solely based on the effect of NaCl concentration