Total mass and elemental composition

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Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Heldal, M., Norland, S., Tumyr, O. X-ray microanalytic method for measurement of dry matter and elemental content of individual bacteria. 1985. Appl Environ Microbiol. 50(5):1251-1257 p.1254 table 2PubMed ID3911897
Method X-ray microanalysis
Comments In Table 2, amounts of sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, sulfur, chlorine, potassium, and calcium in E. coli are listed. These elements together make up 15 to 17% of the total dry matter content of the cells.
Entered by Uri M
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