Percent dry weight of bacterial cells

Range 51.5 Table - link % dry weight of cells
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Bratbak G, Dundas I. Bacterial dry matter content and biomass estimations. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1984 Oct48(4):755-7. p.756 table 1 and left column top paragraphPubMed ID6508285
Method P.755 right column top paragraph: "The harvested cells were resuspended in glucose-free medium with 3H marker for 30 min or with 14C marker for 2 min and then centrifuged at 12,000 x g for 10 min."
Comments P.756 left column top paragraph: "When the average percent dry matter of the bacterial cells is calculated from the percent dry weight of the pellets and the percent intercellular water, and salt content of the media is corrected for, [investigators] find that B. subtilis cells contain 51.5%, E. coli cells contain 31.4%, and P. putida cells contain 48.4% dry matter (Table 1)." Value is mean of 2 experiments. See notes beneath table
Entered by Uri M
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