Total surface area of lipopolysaccharides in outer membrane

Value 4.9 µm^2 Range: Table - link µm^2
Organism Bacteria Salmonella typhimurium
Reference Nikaido Hiroshi, Outer membrane, ch. 5 in Neidhardt F.C. Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. Vol 1, ASM Press 1996. table 1
Primary Source Smit J, Kamio Y, Nikaido H. Outer membrane of Salmonella typhimurium: chemical analysis and freeze-fracture studies with lipopolysaccharide mutants. J Bacteriol. 1975 Nov124(2):942-58.PubMed ID1102538
Method (primary source) electron microscopy. Calculated from 242×10^5 fatty acyl chains/cell and a cross section of 0.202nm^2 for each: 242×10^5×0.202nm^2=4.89µm^2
Comments See note under table
Entered by Uri M
ID 105860