Average dry weight of a prokaryotic cell in soil

Value 200 fg
Organism prokaryote
Reference William B. Whitman, David C. Coleman, and William J. Wiebe. Prokaryotes: The unseen majority. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 June 9 95(12): 6578–6583. p.6580 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID9618454
Primary Source Paul, E. A. & Clark, F. E. (1989) Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry (Academic, New York).
Comments "In soil, the average dry weight of a prokaryotic cell is 2?10^-13 g or 200 fg (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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