Mean division ratio

Value 0.56 unitless Range: ±0.04 unitless
Organism Bacteria Caulobacter crescentus
Reference Campos M et al. (2014) A constant size extension drives bacterial cell size homeostasis. Cell 159:1433–46. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.11.022. p.1434 right column bottom paragraph, p.1435 fig.1C & p.1442 caption to fig.6DPubMed ID25480302
Method Software based analysis of microscopic images.
Comments p.1434 right column bottom paragraph:"As expected (Terrana and Newton, 1975 PMID 805732), division was asymmetric, with a division ratio DR (length between the stalked pole and the division site divided by the total length) of 0.56 ± 0.04 (n = 706 cells) ( Figure 1C). The populations of newborn stalked and swarmer cells were characterized by narrow distributions of cell length at birth ( Figure 1D). Both cell types had a very similar relative variability in length, as measured by the coefficients of variation (CV, standard deviation/mean) of 16% and 18% for stalked and swarmer cells, respectively." See figure 1C for a depiction.
Entered by Avi Flamholz
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