Upper limit of concentration of culture in light organ of squid Euprymna scolopes

Value 1e+11 Cells/ml
Organism Bacteria Vibrio fischeri
Reference Miller MB, Bassler BL. Quorum sensing in bacteria. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2001 55: 165-99. p.168 top paragraphPubMed ID11544353
Primary Source Nyholm SV, McFall-Ngai MJ. Sampling the light-organ microenvironment of Euprymna scolopes: description of a population of host cells in association with the bacterial symbiont Vibrio fischeri. Biol Bull. 1998 Oct195(2):89-97.PubMed ID9818359
Comments "Light emission is tightly correlated with the cell-population density of the bacterial culture in the organ, and this phenomenon is controlled by quorum sensing. In the light organ the V. fischeri culture grows to extremely high cell densities, reaching 10^11 cells per ml (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109186