Average length of F-actin filament

Range ~0.6 Table - link μm
Organism Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Reference Kamasaki T, Osumi M, Mabuchi I. Three-dimensional arrangement of F-actin in the contractile ring of fission yeast. J Cell Biol. 2007 Aug 27 178(5):765-71. p.768 table I and p.767 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17724118
Method "Cell wall materials were enzymatically digested and the cells were permeabilized with Triton X-100. Myosin S1 was added to the cells to decorate F-actin and the cells were processed for examination by transmission electron microscopy."
Comments "[Researchers] estimated the average length and the number of actin filaments in the contractile ring to be around 0.6 µm and 1,100– 2,100, respectively."
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