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Property Organism Value Units ID Details
Mesh size of filter through which bacteria is inhaled Cladocera Bosmina longirostris 0.43 - 0.97 µm 115727 Young KD. The selective...
Date of fossil Eukaryotic fossil acritarch Tappania plana ~1,500 MYA 113025 Javaux EJ, Knoll AH,...
Number of chromosomes, DNA amount per cell, nuclear volume & chromosome volume Dinoflagellate Crypthecodinium cohnii 95-100 chromosomes: 1.4E10 nucleotide pairs: volumes-nucleus 690µm^3 -chromosome 2.6µm^3 N/A 114599 Soyer-Gobillard MO, Dolan...
Number of chromosomes, DNA amount per cell, nuclear volume & chromosome volume Dinoflagellate Prorocentrum micans 65 chromosomes: 7E10 nucleotide pairs: volumes-nucleus 3,450µm^3 -chromosome 20µm^3 N/A 114598 Soyer-Gobillard MO, Dolan...
Total bacteria biomass on Earth (≈15% of the global biomass, predominantly located in deep subsurface environments) Biosphere ≈70 gigatons of carbon (Gt C) 115272 Bar-On YM, Phillips R...
Average genome size (for viruses 0.039518 Mb, see comments section) Various prokaryotes 3.2147 plants 5,958 animals 4,456 algae 855.59 unicellular eukaryotes 59.529 fungi 31.87 Mb 111596 Landenmark HK, Forgan DH...
Characteristic heat production rate of fermenting rumen bacteria Ruminants 160 - 180 watts/kg bacterial mass 117321 Rosenberg E. and Zil...
Time scales in the evolution of life on earth Biosphere Table - link N/A 103786 David L. Nelson, Michael...
Population density of dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium in coral tissue Coral ~10^6 cells/cm^2 of coral tissue 114525 Blackall LL, Wilson B...
Number of rod-shaped bacterial cells in small, filamentous, or stellate chains that survive Ochromonas predation Nanoflagellate Ochromonas spp. ≤900 cells per chain 115657 Young KD. The selective...
Number of described species Invertebrates ~1.4 million species 117270 Régnier C et al., Mass...
Number of species of conifers Plants ~630 species: representing ~70 currently recognized genera N/A 113644 Nystedt B et al., The...
Number of times that C4 carbon fixation (Hatch–Slack pathway) evolved independently Biosphere >65 times 116890 Arrivault S et al., ...
A timeline showing OMZ (oxygen minimum zone) chemistry, the relative contributions from different primary producers, and the evolution of eukaryotic heterotrophs Biosphere Figure - link Mya 110483 Johnston DT, Wolfe-Simon F...