Threshold of time of growth beyond which cell size becomes essentially constant

Range ~60 min
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Weart RB, Lee AH, Chien AC, Haeusser DP, Hill NS, Levin PA. A metabolic sensor governing cell size in bacteria. Cell. 2007 Jul 27 130(2):335-47 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.05.043 p.335 right column top paragraphPubMed ID17662947
Primary Source Sargent MG. Control of cell length in Bacillus subtilis. J Bacteriol. 1975 Jul123(1):7-19.PubMed ID806582
Comments P.335 left column bottom paragraph: "Bacillus subtilis cells growing in rich medium are approximately twice the length of cells cultured under nutrient-poor conditions (primary source). Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium also exhibit similar growth-rate-dependent changes in cell size (Donachie and Begg, 1989, Schaechter et al., 1958). Cell size stabilizes, however, under slow growth conditions. When the time it takes for cells to double in mass increases beyond a certain threshold (∼60 min for B. subtilis), cell size becomes essentially constant (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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