Percentage of cell volume out of E. coli cell volume

Range ≈5 %
Organism Bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Reference Hasselbring BM, Jordan JL, Krause RW, Krause DC. Terminal organelle development in the cell wall-less bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Oct 31 103(44):16478-83 p.16478 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID17062751
Comments P.16478 left column bottom paragraph: "Mycoplasmas have no cell wall and are among the smallest known cells, with M. pneumoniae having a cell volume only ≈˜5% of that of Escherichia coli." Taking E. coli volume as ˜1µm^3 (BNID 100004) this gives ˜0.05µm^3 (see PMID 21772259 p.1 right column top paragraph)
Entered by Uri M
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