Cell dimensions

Range mean diameter 3.5µm: length 8-14µm µm
Organism Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Reference Fantes PA. Control of cell size and cycle time in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. J Cell Sci. 1977 Apr24: 51-67 p.52 top paragraphPubMed ID893551
Comments P.51 bottom paragraph: "The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is a eukaryote in which the size of individual cells may be determined with relative ease: cells are cylindrical, with approximately hemispherical ends, and growth occurs primarily by length extension (Mitchison, 1957), though there is some evidence for an increase in width in successive generations (Johnson & Lu, 1975). The mean diameter of haploid cells is 3.5µm (Mitchison, 1970), and the length increases from about 8 to 14 µm during the cell cycle under normal conditions."
Entered by Uri M
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