Fraction of mass of dry solids of the cell out of total cell mass

Value 27 %
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Nanninga, N., and Woldringh, C.L. (1985). Cell growth, genome duplication, and cell division. In Molecular Cytology of Escherichia coli, N. Nanninga, ed. (London: Academic Press), pp. 259–318. bottom of p.265 & p.266 top paragraph
Primary Source Winkler HH, Wilson TH. The role of energy coupling in the transport of beta-galactosides by Escherichia coli. J Biol Chem. 1966 May 25 241(10):2200-11.PubMed ID5330114
Comments "Considering that the cell is only made up of 27% dry solids (primary source) and incompressible water, the density of dry solids would have to change more than 20% in that case, which is rather improbable."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110086