Water content by mass

Value 74 %
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Masamichi Kamihira, Masayuki Taniguchi and Takeshi Kobayashi, Sterilization of microorganisms with supercritical carbon dioxide, Agric. Biol Chem., 51 (2), 407-412, 1987 p. 410 left column bottom paragraph
Method "Each microorganism was used as a wet cell after washing with a 0.85% NaCl solution or distilled water and then centrifuging at 12,000 rpm for 10 min, or a dry cell after drying the wet cell in vacuo. The water content of the wet and dry cells was determined by drying them at 105°C for more than 20hr."
Comments In the same paragraph baker's yeast (S. cerevisiae) water content is said to be 68%. For volume occupied by water of 70% see BNID 100044
Entered by Uri M
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