Fraction of dry weight of cultured bacteria that is carbon and protein

Range carbon ≈50%: protein 50-70 %
Organism bacteria
Reference Meinhard Simon, Farooq Azam, Protein content and protein synthesis rates of planktonic marine bacteria. Marine ecology progress series. Oldendorf, 1989 Vol 51 pp.201-213 p.202 left column top paragraph
Primary Source Herbert, D. (1976). Stoichiometric aspects of microbial growth. In: Denn, A. C. R., Ellwood, D. C., Evans, C. G. T., Melling, J. (eds.) Continuous culture 6: Applications and new fields. Ellis Horwood, Chichester, p. 1-30
Comments P.202 left column top paragraph: "Carbon comprises about 50 % and protein 50 to 70 % of the dry weight of cultured bacteria (primary source). So measurements of protein alone might suffice for testing if the high cellular carbon amounts appear reasonable."
Entered by Uri M
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