Doubling time of Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973 (highest known photoautotrophic growth rate)

Range ~1.5 hours
Organism Cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp.
Reference Zavřel T et al., Quantitative insights into the cyanobacterial cell economy. Elife. 2019 Feb 4 8. pii: e42508. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.42508 p.2 2nd paragraphPubMed ID30714903
Primary Source Ungerer J, Lin PC, Chen HY, Pakrasi HB. 2018. Adjustments to photosystem stoichiometry and electron transfer proteins are key to the remarkably fast growth of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973. mBio 9:e02327-17. DOI: link PubMed ID29437923
Comments P.2 2nd paragraph: "The cyanobacterium with the highest known photoautotrophic growth rate, growing with a doubling time of up to TD ~ 1.5h, is the strain Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973 (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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