Fraction of cysts that exhibit "conventional metabolism" that is dry matter

Range ≤60 % dry matter
Organism Brine shrimp Artemia salina
Reference Bratbak G, Dundas I. Bacterial dry matter content and biomass estimations. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1984 Oct48(4):755-7. p.756 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID6508285
Primary Source [5] Clegg, J. S. 1979. Metabolism and the intracellular environment: the vicinal-water network model, p. 363-413. In W. Drost-Hansen and J. S. Clegg (ed.), Cell-associated water. Academic Press, Inc., New York.
Comments P.756 left column 2nd paragraph: "Intracellular water comprises approximately 80% of the mass of most living cells (BNID 114794). Cells with considerably lower water content do, however, function normally. Cysts of Artemia salina (brine shrimp) with as much as 60% dry matter exhibit "conventional metabolism" (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 114793