Fraction of cell volume that is vacuole

Value 98 %
Organism Bacteria Thiomargarita namibiensis
Reference Schulz HN, Brinkhoff T, Ferdelman TG, Marine MH, Teske A, Jorgensen BB. Dense populations of a giant sulfur bacterium in Namibian shelf sediments. 1999. Science. 284(5413):493-495. p.494 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID10205058
Method Electron micrographs
Comments "Electron micrographs showed that the cytoplasm was restricted to a thin outer layer of 0.5- to 2-µm thickness. The remaining 98% of the biovolume consisted of a liquid vacuole."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110079