Percent of volume occupied by internal vacuoles in certain bacterial genera

Range 40 to 98 %
Organism bacteria
Reference Kalanetra KM, Huston SL, Nelson DC. Novel, attached, sulfur-oxidizing bacteria at shallow hydrothermal vents possess vacuoles not involved in respiratory nitrate accumulation. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Dec70(12):7487-96. p.7487 left column top paragraphPubMed ID15574952
Comments "Representatives of only a few bacterial genera have been found to possess large internal vacuoles, which can comprise 40 to 98% or more of a cell’s biovolume (10, 12, 18, 20, 21, 26, 33)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108586