Number of K and Mg atoms per cell (each)

Value 1e+8 atoms/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Finney LA, O'Halloran TV. Transition metal speciation in the cell: insights from the chemistry of metal ion receptors. Science. 2003 May 9 300(5621):931-6. p.931 right column top paragraphPubMed ID12738850
Comments "Other metals are also concentrated by the E. coli cell to a narrow, fixed, total concentration as follows: K and Mg, 10^8 atoms per cell, 10 mM Ca, Zn, and Fe, 10^5 atoms per cell, 0.1 mM Cu, Mn, Mo, and Se, 10^4 atoms per cell, 10M V, Co, and Ni, low abundance."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108824