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Phage/prokaryote host ratio in gut Human Homo sapiens ~10 phage/prokaryotic host cell 113938 Pfeiffer JK, Virgin HW....
Endogenous mass-specific metabolic rate (RE) of prokaryotes prokaryote Table - link W/kg 108056 Makarieva AM, Gorshkov VG...
Average dry weight of a prokaryotic cell in soil prokaryote 200 fg 108508 William B. Whitman, David...
Total prokaryotic cellular carbon in soil prokaryote 26 (Table - link) Pg carbon 108509 William B. Whitman,*†...
Microbial community genome size prokaryote in unperturbed organic soils 6,000-10,000: in arable or heavymetal-polluted soils 350-1,500 Escherichia coli genomes 110154 Torsvik V, Øvreås L....
Fraction of proteins encoded by bacterial and archaeal genomes that can be placed into discrete Clusters of Orthologous Groups of proteins (COGs) prokaryote 55 % - 83 % 116960 Peterson SN, Fraser CM....
Frequency of reversion to normal gene function after insertion of transposable element prokaryote 10^-6-10^-9 fold 102594 Calos MP, Miller JH....
Total number of prokaryotes over land in bottom 3 km of the atmosphere prokaryote ~5E+19 cfu 108507 William B. Whitman,*†...
Average volume of a subsurface prokaryotic cell prokaryote 1.07E-12 cm^3 108502 William B. Whitman,*†...
Annual cellular production of prokaryotes in various habitats prokaryote Table - link N/A 102370 William B. Whitman,*†...
Number of prokaryotes in termite hindgut prokaryote 2.7e+6 cells 100556 William B. Whitman,*†...
Number of prokaryotes in human colon prokaryote 7e+13 cells/organ 100555 William B. Whitman,*†...
Number of prokaryotes in human colon world-wide prokaryote 3.9E+23 cell 100558 William B. Whitman,*†...
Number and biomass of prokaryotes in the world prokaryote Table - link N/A 102368 William B. Whitman,*†...
Number of unattached prokaryotes in groundwater prokaryote 1.46E+27 cells 108503 William B. Whitman,*†...
Prokaryote abundance in top 1m of normal metal abundance soil Biosphere 2.6e+9 (±1e8) g/dry weight of soil 100540 Sandaa R, Torsvik V V...
Mean metabolic rates in prokaryotes prokaryote In rest 8: In growth 190 Table - link W/kg 105786 Makarieva AM, Gorshkov VG...
Number of nucleotides in Shine-Dalgarno consensus sequence prokaryote 6 nucleotides 103091 Shine J, Dalgarno L....
Number of molecules of ATP required per molecule of N2 fixed prokaryote 20 to 30 ATP/N2 fixed 106610 Nardi JB, Mackie RI,...
K+/Na+ ratio from the literature showing differences between growing and stationary cells prokaryote Table - link Unitless 106595 Fagerbakke KM, Norland S...