Cell membrane and wall combined thickness

Value 180 nm Range: 150-200 nm
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference M Milani et al, Differential Two Colour X-Ray Radiobiology of Membrane/Cytoplasm Yeast Cells, TMR Large-Scale Facilities Access Programme Technical report January 1998 University of Milan, Italy Table - link
Method In order to precisely characterise their morphological structure before irradiation (hence allowing a precise dosimetry), yeast cells have been analysed with different experimental techniques including: optical microscopy, TEM, X-ray microscopy and Coulter Counter. Researchers wanted to measure the cell average radius ro, the total membrane and wall thickness DS, and the nucleus radius rN.
Entered by Uri M
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