Measured diameter of E. coli B/r K under conditions of slow growth in minimal media

Range ~400 nm
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
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Primary Source Woldringh CL, de Jong MA, van den Berg W, Koppes L, Morphological analysis of the division cycle of two Escherichia coli substrains during slow growth. J Bacteriol. 1977 Jul131(1):270-9.PubMed ID326763
Comments "Under conditions of slow growth in minimal media E. coli B/r K grows as elongated cylinders with diameter ~400 nm [primary source], which are amenable for CET [cryoelectron tomography]..."
Entered by Uri M
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