Derived estimation for number of carbon atoms per cell (for a cell of dry mass 0.28fg)

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Value 7e+9 Carbon atoms
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference See measurment method for derivation
Method For a cell dry mass of 0.28pg (BNID100008) and carbon content of ~48% (BNID101800). There are 0.28E-15g * 0.48 * 6E23 / 12 ~ 7E9 carbon atoms per cell. Mass is characteristic of balanced growth at 37 degrees C in glucose minimal medium. Mass doubling time: 40min. Estimated by Ron Milo.
Comments Not a measured value. See desciption in method.
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
ID 103010