Mean cell length at division

Range swarmer at birth 1.9: stalked at birth 2.2: swarmer & stalked at division 4 µm
Organism Bacteria Caulobacter crescentus
Reference Campos M et al. (2014) A constant size extension drives bacterial cell size homeostasis. Cell 159:1433–46. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.11.022. p.1435 figure 1DPubMed ID25480302
Method Software based analysis of microscopic images.
Comments These values were visually extracted from Figure 1D. 4µm is approximately correct for both stalked and swarmer cells.
Entered by Avi Flamholz
ID 111504