# Dimensions (assuming cell shape to be a prolate ellipsoid)

Range | a=0.25µm: b=0.1µm µm |
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Organism | Tetrahymena thermophila |

Reference | Jauker F, Lades S, Nowack T. The energy budget of Tetrahymena and the material fluxes into and out of the adenylate pool. Exp Cell Res. 1986 Sep166(1):161-70 p.169 2nd paragraphPubMed ID3743653 |

Comments | P.169 2nd paragraph: "If a Tetrahymena cell is considered to be a prolate ellipsoid (a=2.5×10^-5 cm, b=1×10^-5 cm) swimming at a constant velocity of v=6×10^-2 cm/sec (this equals the mean velocity as measured by Nelsen & Debault [49]) then its power of propulsion is only 10^-6 erg/sec." |

Entered by | Uri M |

ID | 114966 |