Elemental chemical composition (C:N:P ratio) in marine bacteria

Range 45C:9N:1P Molar ratio
Organism bacteria
Reference J. C. Goldman, D. A. Caron, and M. R. Dennett, Regulation of gross growth efficiency and ammonium regeneration in bacteria by substrate C: N ratio, 1987 Limnol. Oceanogr., 32(6), 1987, 1239-1252 link-http://www.jstor.org/stable/28369202 p.1239 abstract and p.1248 left column 2nd paragraph
Method Natural assemblages of marine bacteria were cultured on combinations of C and N sources (amino acids, glucose, and NH4+) to span a range of substrate C: N ratios from 1.5: 1 to 10: 1.
Comments The elemental chemical composition (C: N: P ratio) of the bacterial biomass was relatively invariant at about 45: 9: 1. See BNID 104197
Entered by Uri M
ID 106710