Dimensions of prosthecae

Range diameter ~100 - 150nm: width of central pore ~10 - 20nm nm
Organism Bacteria Caulobacter crescentus
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.668 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16959965
Primary Source [253] Poindexter JS. The caulobacters: ubiquitous unusual bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1981 Mar45(1):123-79PubMed ID7012570
Comments P.668 right column 2nd paragraph: "Prosthecae represent an extreme example of the control of cell diameter, and some may represent the minimum diameter available to a cylindrical cell. C. crescentus prosthecae are ∼100 to 150 nm in diameter, and the width of the central pore is only ∼10 to 20 nm (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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