Mass of Bacillus subtilis cell in excess of displaced buffer

Value 150 fg Range: ±40 fg
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Burg TP, Godin M, Knudsen SM, Shen W, Carlson G, Foster JS, Babcock K, Manalis SR. Weighing of biomolecules, single cells and single nanoparticles in fluid. Nature. 2007 Apr 26 446(7139):1066-9. p.1069 left column 1st paragraphPubMed ID17460669
Method Suspended microchannel resonator
Comments This is consistent with the distinct sizes of E. coli (0.8×2 µm rod) and B. subtilis (1×2.5 µm rod) and reported mass density values for bacteria.
Entered by Paul Jorgensen
ID 100499