Approximate cell length

Value 10 μm
Organism Green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Reference Harris, E. (2001). Chlamydomonas as a model organism. Annu Rev Plant Physiol Plant Mol Biol. 2001 Jun52: 363-406. p.368 2nd paragraph Retrieved from link PubMed ID11337403
Comments "The wild-type C. reinhardtii cell (Figure 1) averages about 10µm in diameter (with significant variation through the cell cycle) and is enclosed within a wall consisting primarily of hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins that resemble plant extensins." See Polukhina et al., 2016, PMID 27637747, p.1494 left column: "C. reinhardtii cells are around 10 μm in diameter, and a large part of their total volume is occupied by a single horseshoe-shaped chloroplast (Sager and Palade, 1957)."
Entered by Avi Flamholz
ID 109758