Length of Bacillus subtilis in minimal sorbitol medium

Value 2.3 µm
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Weart RB, Lee AH, Chien AC, Haeusser DP, Hill NS, Levin PA. A metabolic sensor governing cell size in bacteria. Cell. 2007 Jul 27 130(2):335-47 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.05.043 p.336 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17662947
Comments P.336 right column bottom paragraph: "Consistent with previous results (Weart and Levin, 2003), the proportion of cells with FtsZ rings varied inversely with doubling time, ranging from ∼85% in LB to ∼50% in minimal sorbitol (Figure 1A). Cells were significantly longer in rich medium (median = 4.7 μm in LB, n = 524) versus nutrient-poor medium (median = 2.3 μm in minimal sorbitol, n = 163), in agreement with earlier studies (Sargent, 1975, Sharpe et al., 1998)."
Entered by Paul Jorgensen
ID 100213