Cell wall thickness

Range ~18 (10 to 20) nm
Organism Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus
Reference Wyatt PJ. Cell wall thickness, size distribution, refractive index ratio and dry weight content of living bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). Nature. 1970 Apr 18 226(5242):277-9. p.279 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID5437521
Method Electron microscopy
Comments Electron micrographs prepared by Prof. James Cronshaw suggest that for S. aureus grown in similar conditions the cell wall thickness is about 18 nm and the average cell radius is about 440 nm. Salton ("The bacterial cell wall" Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1964) quotes a range of 10-20nm as typical for the cell wall thickness of S. aureus deduced from electron micrographs.
Entered by Uri M
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