Width of cells with generation times of 22 and 72 minutes

Range 22min ~1µm: 72min ~0.5µm µm
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Young KD. The selective value of bacterial shape. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2006 Sep70(3):660-703 DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00001-06 p.667 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16959965
Primary Source [226] Nanninga N. Growth and form in microorganisms: morphogenesis of Escherichia coli. Can J Microbiol. 1988 Apr 34(4):381-9.PubMed ID3052750
Comments P.667 right column 2nd paragraph: "Similarly, rapidly growing cells of E. coli B/r are wider than slowly growing cells, with cells having a generation time of 22 min being significantly wider (∼1 μm) than cells having a generation time of 72 min (∼0.5 μm) (primary source). However, not all strains respond the same way. For example, E. coli B/r becomes more elongated at higher growth rates, but E. coli B/r H266 becomes more rounded (primary source)."
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