Average density

Value 1.1 g/cm^3
Organism bacteria
Reference Loferer-Krössbacher, M., Klima, J., Psenner, R. Determination of bacterial cell dry mass by transmission electron microscopy and densitometric image analysis. 1998. Appl Environ Microbiol. 64(2). pp.688-94. p.688 left column top paragraphPubMed ID9464409
Primary Source Bjørnsen, P. K., and B. Riemann. 1988. Towards a quantitative stage in the study of microbial processes in pelagic carbon flows. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 31: 185–193.
Comments "A microscopically determined cell volume (V) may be converted into biomass if the density and percent dry weight (DW) of the cell are known, but often only average values such as a density of 1.1 g/cm^3 and a ratio of dry to fresh weight of 0.22 are used (for a review, see primary source)." See BNID 103875, 104443, 101656
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 102239