Cell volume

Value 0.47 µm^3
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Wang Y, Hammes F, Düggelin M, Egli T. Influence of size, shape, and flexibility on bacterial passage through micropore membrane filters. Environ Sci Technol. 2008 Sep 1 42(17):6749-54 p.6751 table 1PubMed ID18800559
Method P.6751 caption to table 1: "Average cell volume was calculated according to the electronic microscopic measurements done in the current study."
Comments P.6750 right column bottom paragraph: "E. coli K12, a well-known laboratory strain, showed the lowest filterability (passage percentage below 0.2% for all the filters tested) among the six bacterial species investigated, although it is not the biggest organism in terms of biovolume (0.47μm^3) (Table 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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