# Empirically predicted relationship between mean cell volume and specific growth rate

Range | V = 1.2k^4 + 0.49 |
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Organism | Bacteria Escherichia coli |

Reference | Shehata TE, Marr AG. Effect of nutrient concentration on the growth of Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1971 Jul107(1):210-6. p.214 left column top paragraphPubMed ID4935320 |

Comments | "The mean cell volume is not an exponential function of the growth rate. Rather, the relationship between mean cell volume and specific growth rate is empirically predicted by the following equation V=1.2k^4+0.49, in which V represents the mean cell volume in cubic micrometers and k represents the specific growth rate per hour." |

Entered by | Uri M |

ID | 109476 |