Volume of nanobacteria

Range 0.008 - 0.014 marine actinobacteria 0.013 µm^3
Organism bacteria
Reference Luef B et al., Diverse uncultivated ultra-small bacterial cells in groundwater. Nat Commun. 2015 Feb 27 6: 6372. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7372. p.2 left column top paragraphPubMed ID25721682
Primary Source [10] Steering Group for the Workshop on size limits of very small Microorganisms NRC. Size Limits of Very Small Microorgansisms: Proceedings of a Workshop National Academy Press (1999). [11] Ghai, R., Mizuno, C. M., Picazo, A., Camacho, A. & Rodriguez-Valera, F. Metagenomics uncovers a new group of low GC and ultra-small marine Actinobacteria. Sci. Rep. 3, 2471 (2013).PubMed ID23959135
Comments p.2 left column top paragraph:"Some estimates suggest a minimum viable cell diameter of 0.25–0.30?µm including the bounding membrane and wall [primary source 10] (0.008–0.014?µm^3 volume) is required for life. Another report suggested a minimum cell volume in the range of 0.014–0.06?µm^3 (ref. 6). Very recently, ultra-small bacteria with cell volumes of 0.013?µm^3 estimated from flow cytometry–fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques were reported for marine Actinobacteria [primary source 11]."
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