Dimensions of newly divided cells and cell volume

Range dimensions of newly divided cells ~0.2μm by 0.4μm: cell volume 0.01μm^3
Organism Bacteria Pelagibacter ubique
Reference Young KD. The selective value of bacterial shape. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2006 Sep70(3):660-703 DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00001-06 p.664 right column 3rd paragraph and p.666 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID16959965
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Comments P.664 right column 3rd paragraph: "Of course, bacterial size spans an enormous range, from the tiny Pelagibacter ubique (enclosing the miniscule volume of 0.01 μm^3) (primary source 266) to the gargantuan Thiomargarita namibiensis and Epulopiscium fishelsoni (with internal volumes 10^8 to 10^10 times greater) (refs 8, 291, 292), demonstrating that diffusion alone does not dictate overall cell dimensions." P.666 right column 3rd paragraph: "Of these, Pelagibacter ubique has the smallest genome (ref 93) and grows as tiny, slightly curved rods (vibrioid), with newly divided cells measuring ∼0.2 μm by 0.4 μm and having an estimated cell volume of ∼0.01 μm^3 (primary sources 44, 266)."
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