13,000 molecules per cell
||Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus
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||"[Researchers] combined targeted mass spectrometry for the accurate determination of absolute protein abundance of specific proteins with the resolving power of 2-D PAGE to obtain a global view of a large number of protein concentrations."
elongation factor EF-Tu is present with 13,000 molecules per cell
and is therefore one of the five most abundant proteins in S.