Width of thylakoid lumen

Value 9 nm Range: ±1.4 nm
Organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Reference Engel, B. D., Schaffer, M., Kuhn Cuellar, L., Villa, E., Plitzko, J. M., and Baumeister, W. (2015). Native architecture of the Chlamydomonas chloroplast revealed by in situ cryo-electron tomography. Elife 4, 1–29. p.4 bottom paragraph & p.14 2nd paragraphPubMed ID25584625
Method in situ cryo-electron tomography
Comments P.4 bottom paragraph: "Throughout the chloroplast, thylakoids were most commonly found in stacks of variable length but uniform spacing. Thylakoid stacks had a lateral repeat distance of 22.4 ± 1.3 nm, with 4.9 ± 0.5 nm thylakoid membranes, 9.0 ± 1.4 nm thylakoid lumina, and 3.6 ± 0.5 nm interthylakoid stromal spaces (± denotes standard deviation, n = 38 thylakoids from eight stacks)." P.14 2nd paragraph: "[Researchers'] Chlamydomonas cells, which were grown in constant light until the moment of vitrification, had 9 nm thylakoid lumina. Interestingly, this may be a result of light conditions rather than an algal characteristic, as leaves that were harvested from light-exposed plants and immediately cryo-immobilized had 9.2 nm grana lumina (Kirchhoff et al., 2011)."
Entered by Avi Flamholz
ID 111326