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 Range: Table - link pg
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Neidhardt F.C. Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. chapter 3 Vol 1. ASM Press 1996. p.2 table 1
Primary Source [3] 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):281-300.PubMed ID1960728
Method Note 'c' beneath table: "The total dry weight per cell is 2.8e-13 g The water content, assuming that 70% of the cell is water (primary source) 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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