Volume of cell

Value 1.2 µm^3
Organism Bacteria Chlorobium clathratiforme
Reference Stocker R. Marine microbes see a sea of gradients. Science. 2012 Nov 2 338(6107):628-33. doi: 10.1126/science.1208929. p.630 left columnPubMed ID23118182
Comments "In an example from a different aquatic environment, an oligotrophic lake, the large (270µm^3) motile bacterium Chromatium okenii was found to be responsible for >40% of total ammonium uptake and >70% of total carbon uptake, despite accounting for only 0.3% of the total cell number (ref 33). In contrast, the small (1.2µm^3) nonmotile Chlorobium clathratiforme only contributed 15% to total ammonium uptake and 15% to total carbon uptake, despite having a 100-fold larger numerical abundance and a 10% larger total biovolume compared with C. okenii."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110361