Nuclear volume of yeast spore cell

Value 0.28 μm^3
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Jiang H et al., Quantitative 3D imaging of whole, unstained cells by using X-ray diffraction microscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jun 22 107(25):11234-9 p.11236 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID20534442
Method X-ray diffraction microscopy
Comments "The nucleus exhibits a very high density with a volume of 0.28µm^3, which accounts for ~5% of the cell volume. A region near the center of the nucleus has the highest density in the cell, which is likely the nucleolus (Fig. 4B, Inset). The highest density is possibly related to the condensation of the chromatin. The nuclear size is regulated by several cellular functions such as nucleocytoplasmic transport, lipid metabolism, and ribosome biogenesis."
Entered by Uri M
ID 107660