Parameters related to growth and macromolecular composition of bacterial cells

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Organism bacteria
Reference Bremer, H., Dennis, P. P. (1996) Modulation of chemical composition and other parameters of the cell by growth rate. Neidhardt, et al. eds. Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium: Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed. chapter 97 Table 1
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Comments "In Table 1, a number of growth-related parameters are listed that are generally useful in describing or establishing the macromolecular composition of bacterial cultures. These parameters can be divided into five classes: (i) structural parameters that are inherently constant and do not vary with the growth rate, like the number of rRNA nucleotides in a 70S ribosome (ii) partition factors which are essentially invariant and growth rate independent, like the fraction of total RNA that is stable rRNA (iii) other partition parameters which change as a function of the exponential growth rate and have substantial effects on cell composition, like the fraction of active RNA polymerase synthesizing rRNA and tRNA (iv) kinetic parameters describing functional activities (the values of some of the parameters are essentially invariant, whereas others appear to approach a maximum or biological limit value, like the peptide chain elongation rate) (v) chromosome replication and cell division parameters that in general do not limit the exponential growth rate, like the C period." See keywords for values given in table
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