Osmolality for optimal growth rate

Range ~0.3 Osm
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Cayley S, Record MT Jr. Large changes in cytoplasmic biopolymer concentration with osmolality indicate that macromolecular crowding may regulate protein-DNA interactions and growth rate in osmotically stressed Escherichia coli K-12. J Mol Recognit. 2004 Sep-Oct17(5):488-96. p.489 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15362109
Comments "E. coli grows optimally at an osmolality of 0.3 Osm, with growth rate decreasing at lower and higher osmolalities."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108392