Mean density of cell

Value 1.04 g/cm^3
Organism Ciliate Paramecium caudatum
Reference Katsu-Kimura Y, Nakaya F, Baba SA, Mogami Y. Substantial energy expenditure for locomotion in ciliates verified by means of simultaneous measurement of oxygen consumption rate and swimming speed. J Exp Biol. 2009 Jun212(Pt 12):1819-24. doi: 10.1242/jeb.028894. p.1822 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID19482999
Primary Source Ooya, M., Mogami, Y., Izumi-Kurotani, A. and Baba, S. A. (1992). Gravity-induced changes in propulsion of Paramecium caudatum: a possible role of gravireception in protozoan behavior. J. Exp. Biol. 163, 153-167.
Comments "In this study, M (cellular mass) was obtained based on the assumption that a spheroidal cell body has the mean density of 1.04g/cm^3 (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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