Fraction of mass of most living cells that is intracellular water

Range ~80 %
Organism Generic
Reference Bratbak G, Dundas I. Bacterial dry matter content and biomass estimations. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1984 Oct48(4):755-7. p.756 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID6508285
Primary Source [8] Cooke R, Kuntz ID. The properties of water in biological systems. Annu Rev Biophys Bioeng. 1974 3(0):95-126. DOI: 10.1146/ ID4371481
Comments P.756 left column 2nd paragraph: "Intracellular water comprises approximately 80% of the mass of most living cells (primary source). Cells with considerably lower water content do, however, function normally. Cysts of Artemia salina (brine shrimp) with as much as 60% dry matter exhibit "conventional metabolism" (BNID 114793)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 114794