# Volume of protoplasm generated in 48 hours by one bacterium that has an intracellular volume of 1 μm3, a doubling time of 20 min and constantly divides

Value | 2.2E+25 m^3 |
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Organism | bacteria |

Reference | Russell JB, Cook GM. Energetics of bacterial growth: balance of anabolic and catabolic reactions. Microbiol Rev. 1995 Mar59(1):48-62. p.48 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID7708012 |

Comments | "If a bacterium had an intracellular volume of 1 µm^3 and a doubling time of 20 min, this single cell would generate a volume of protoplasm 2.2?10^25m^3 in 48 h. Because the volume of the Earth is only 1.1?10^21m^3, it is clear that ‘‘in the life of a bacterium, any number of essential nutrients can and do often become limiting’’ (72)." |

Entered by | Uri M |

ID | 109506 |