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Element

Element Abundances in Bacteria

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Carbon

540×103 ppm

Oxygen

230×103 ppm

Potassium

115×103 ppm

Nitrogen

96×103 ppm

Hydrogen

74×103 ppm

Phosphorus

30×103 ppm

Magnesium

7×103 ppm

Sulfur

5.3×103 ppm

Calcium

5.1×103 ppm

Sodium

4.6×103 ppm

Chlorine

2300 ppm    

Manganese

 260 ppm    

Aluminum

 210 ppm    

Silicon

 180 ppm    

Iron

 170 ppm    

Copper

 150 ppm    

Zinc

  83 ppm    

Zirconium

  20 ppm    

Molybdenum

   9.8 ppm  

Cobalt

   7.9 ppm  

Boron

   5.5 ppm  

Chromium

   4 ppm    

Cadmium

   0.31 ppm 

Arsenic

   0.1 ppm  

Selenium

   0.016 ppm

Element

Abundances by Element Name in Bacteria

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Aluminum

 210 ppm    

Arsenic

   0.1 ppm  

Boron

   5.5 ppm  

Cadmium

   0.31 ppm 

Calcium

5.1×103 ppm

Carbon

540×103 ppm

Chlorine

2300 ppm    

Chromium

   4 ppm    

Cobalt

   7.9 ppm  

Copper

 150 ppm    

Hydrogen

74×103 ppm

Iron

 170 ppm    

Magnesium

7×103 ppm

Manganese

 260 ppm    

Molybdenum

   9.8 ppm  

Nitrogen

96×103 ppm

Oxygen

230×103 ppm

Phosphorus

30×103 ppm

Potassium

115×103 ppm

Selenium

   0.016 ppm

Silicon

 180 ppm    

Sodium

4.6×103 ppm

Sulfur

5.3×103 ppm

Zinc

  83 ppm    

Zirconium

  20 ppm    

Reference    (Click the button next to a value above to see complete citation information for that entry)

Bowen, H. J. M. Environmental Chemistry of the Elements. London: Academic Press, Inc., 1979.