Cell surface area (S), volume (V) and dry weight (Wt)

Range (S) 6µm^2: (V) 0.9µm^3: (Wt) 2.2×10^-13grams
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Jeong JW, Snay J, Ataai MM. A mathematical model for examining growth and sporulation processes of Bacillus subtilis. Biotechnol Bioeng. 1990 Jan 20 35(2):160-84 DOI: 10.1002/bit.260350208 p.180 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18592506
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Comments P.180 right column 2nd paragraph: "From the data reported in the literature the average values for cell length and width were adapted as 2.6 and 0.65µm, respectively (primary sources 66-69). Cell surface area (S), cell volume (V), and dry weight (Wt) were calculated as 6.0×10^-8 cm^2, 9.0×10^-13cm^3, and 2.2×10^-13g, respectively. The cell dry weight was calculated based on a water content of 78% (primary sources 70 & 71) and a specific gravity (primary source 72) of 1.135."
Entered by Uri M
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