Fraction of cell volume that is periplasmic space

Range ≈40 %
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Meinhard Simon, Farooq Azam, Protein content and protein synthesis rates of planktonic marine bacteria. Marine ecology progress series. Oldendorf, 1989 Vol 51 pp.201-213 p.209 right column
Primary Source Hobot JA, Carlemalm E, Villiger W, Kellenberger E. Periplasmic gel: new concept resulting from the reinvestigation of bacterial cell envelope ultrastructure by new methods. J Bacteriol. 1984 Oct160(1):143-52.PubMed ID6207168
Comments P.209 right column: "In Escherichia coli the periplasmic space occupies about 40 % of cell volume (primary source, but this has not been measured in pelagic bacteria)."
Entered by Uri M
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