Length of marine bacteria

Range 0.2 - 0.6 µm
Organism bacteria
Reference Mitchell JG, Pearson L, Bonazinga A, Dillon S, Khouri H, Paxinos R. Long lag times and high velocities in the motility of natural assemblages of marine bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1995 Mar61(3):877-82. p.877 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID16534971
Primary Source [16] Lee, S., and J. A. Fuhrman. 1987. Relationships between biovolume and biomass of naturally derived marine bacterioplankton. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 53: 1298–1303.PubMed ID16347362
Comments P.877 left column bottom paragraph:"For marine bacteria, commonly 0.2 to 0.6 µm long (primary source) and living at low ambient nutrient concentrations, rotation from Brownian motion and diffusion require these bacteria to move in excess of 100 µm/sec (ref 19)."
Entered by Uri M
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