Total weight of one E. coli B/r cell in exponential phase on glucose medium, mass doubling time of 40 min

Value 0.95 pg
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Neidhardt F.C. Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. Vol 1. pp. 14, ASM Press 1996. Table - link
Primary Source Additional ref - Physiology of the Bacterial Cell. Neidhardt F. C., Ingraham J.L., Schaechter M. Sinauer Associates Inc. 1990.
Method The total dry weight per cell is 2.8e-13 g The water content, assuming that 70% of the cell is water (ref 3) is 6.7e-13g The total weight of one cell is 9.5e-13g. see comment c under table
Comments Table gives general information on quantities of macromolecules per cell
Entered by Uri M
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