Cell diameter

Value 0.75 µm
Organism Bacteria Salmonella typhimurium
Reference Smit J, Kamio Y, Nikaido H. Outer membrane of Salmonella typhimurium: chemical analysis and freeze-fracture studies with lipopolysaccharide mutants. J Bacteriol. 1975 Nov124(2):942-58 p.946 right column top paragraph, bottom paragraph and table 3PubMed ID1102538
Method P.946 right column top paragraph: "[investigators] determined the average cell diameter by measurement on the electron microscopic pictures (Table 3). Here great care was taken not to measure cells that appeared flattened. Since the cells were not stained, this is easily seen by the relative translucence of the cells. A constant diameter of 0.75 µm (standard deviation, 0.03 µm) was seen for both HN202 and TA2168. This observation was confirmed by light microscope measurements, although lower resolution and magnification limited the accuracy of the measurements."
Entered by Uri M
ID 103712