Average width

Range ~0.73 µm
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Guet CC et al., Minimally invasive determination of mRNA concentration in single living bacteria. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jul36(12):e73. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn329. p.4 right column 4th paragraphPubMed ID18515347
Method p.4 right column 4th paragraph:"Next, [investigators] estimate the width of the E. coli cells as follows: [they] image polystyrene beads of known size (diameter = 1.0 µm) together with individual E. coli cells and compare the width of the cells to the size of the beads."
Comments p.4 right column 4th paragraph:"[Investigators] find that the average width of the cells is ~0.73µm."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111686