Average volume of asynchronous cell

Value 92 μm^3
Organism Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Reference Wu JQ, Pollard TD. Counting cytokinesis proteins globally and locally in fission yeast. Science. 2005 Oct 14 310(5746):Supporting Online Material for reference at www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/310/5746/310/DC1 p.6 top paragraphPubMed ID16224022
Method "[Researchers] used the cell area (A) measured from DIC (Differential interference contrast) images to calculate cell volumes. [They] divided a cell into a cylinder with a diameter (D) of 3.74 µm and a height H and two hemispheres with a diameter (D) of 3.74 µm. Thus, the average volume of asynchronous cells is 92 µm^3 (N = 658 cells)."
Comments "Cells have a regular rod shape with a constant diameter of D = 3.74 ± 0.15 µm (N = 2600 cells)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 102278