Theoretical ATP requirement for growth on glucose and mineral salts

Value 5.9e+9 ATP/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Stouthamer, A.H. A theoretical study on the amount of ATP required for synthesis of microbial cell material. (1973) Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 39: 545-565.PubMed ID4148026
Method based on cell composition and known energetic costs of biochemical pathways.
Comments This number is calculated from the value of 0.03471 mol of ATP required per gram of cells(dry wt) presented in the reference. One E.coli cell weighs 0.28pg (dry wt), so there are 3.57 trillion cells/gram. 0.03471*6.02E23/(3.57E12 cells/g (dry wt)) gives 5.9 billion ATP/cell. See reference for more information.
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 101984