Size of disk-shaped cells (smallest reported archaea)

Range diameter ≥0.2μm: disk-thickness 0.1–0.2μm μm
Organism Archaea Thermodiscus spp.
Reference Schulz HN, Jorgensen BB. Big bacteria. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2001 55: 105-37. p.106 2nd paragraphPubMed ID11544351
Primary Source Stetter KO. 1999. Smallest cell size within hyperthermophilic Archaea (“Archaebacteria”). In Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms:Proceedings of a Workshop, ed. NRC Steering Group Astrobiol. Space Stud. Board, pp. 68–73. Washington, DC: Natl. Acad.
Comments "The disk-shaped cells of the archaea, Thermodiscus, have diameters down to 0.2µm and a disk-thickness of 0.1–0.2µm (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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