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||Bacteria Escherichia coli
||Neidhardt F.C. Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. Vol 1, ASM Press 1996. chapter 3 Chemical Composition of Escherichia coli table 1, note 'c' beneath table
||Cayley S, Lewis BA, Guttman HJ, Record MT Jr. Characterization of the cytoplasm of Escherichia coli K-12 as a function of external osmolarity. Implications for protein-DNA interactions in vivo. J Mol Biol. 1991 Nov 20 222(2):281-300PubMed ID1960728
||Note-in note 'c' beneath table the primary source is cited as assuming that 70% of cell weight is water, however this value wasn't located in primary source.
||For water content of 74% see BNID 105482. Table gives general information on quantities of macromolecules per cell. Note 'c': "The wet weight is calculated from the assumption that 70% of E. coli protoplasm is water. The total dry weight per cell is 2.8×10^-13 g. The water content (assuming that 70% of the cell is water [primary source]) is 6.7×10^-13 g The total weight of one cell is 9.5×10^-13 g." For water fraction by volume in yeast and mammalian cell see BNID 105094, 103960, respectively. For water fraction by mass in yeast see BNID 103689
||Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen, Mike Springer