Metabolic rates of actively growing prokaryotes and actively growing protozoa

Range Prokaryotes 0.19±0.5: Protozoa 0.06±0.1 W/g
Organism Various
Reference Lane N, Martin W. The energetics of genome complexity. Nature. 2010 Oct 21 467(7318):929-34. p.930 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID20962839
Primary Source Makarieva AM, Gorshkov VG, Li BL. Energetics of the smallest: Do bacteria breathe at the same rate as whales? Proc Biol Sci. 2005 Oct 22 272(1577):2219-24. p.2220 table 1 Table - link AND Fenchel T.B, Finlay J. Respiration rates in heterotrophic, free-living protozoa. Microbiol. Ecol. 19839:99–122. doi:10.1007/BF02015125 PubMed ID16191633
Method (1st primary source:) Researchers collected two separate datasets on endogenous (n=56) and growth (n=55) metabolism for a total of 80 prokaryote species (38 Proteobacteria, 22 Firmicutes, 12 Cyanobacteria, 5 Actinobacteria, 1 spirochaete and 2 Archaea).
Comments 1W=1J/s. See BNID 105786
Entered by Uri M
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