Cell dimensions

Range width 0.25: length 1 μm
Organism Bacteria Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Reference Fenton AK, Kanna M, Woods RD, Aizawa SI, Sockett RE. Shadowing the actions of a predator: backlit fluorescent microscopy reveals synchronous nonbinary septation of predatory Bdellovibrio inside prey and exit through discrete bdelloplast pores. J Bacteriol. 2010 Dec192(24):6329-35 p.6329 left column top paragraphPubMed ID20935099
Comments "Although Bdellovibrio bacteria were discovered in 1962, their small size (0.25 by 1 µm, compared to the more usual 1- by 3-µm dimensions of a typical Escherichia coli cell) and the very nature of their growth within the periplasm of another bacterium has made their growth and development recalcitrant to live microscopic studies."
Entered by Uri M
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