Big bacteria.

@article{Schulz2001BigB,
  title={Big bacteria.},
  author={H. Schulz and B. J{\o}rgensen},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={
          105-37
        }
}
  • H. Schulz, B. Jørgensen
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Annual review of microbiology
  • A small number of prokaryotic species have a unique physiology or ecology related to their development of unusually large size. The biomass of bacteria varies over more than 10 orders of magnitude, from the 0.2 microm wide nanobacteria to the largest cells of the colorless sulfur bacteria, Thiomargarita namibiensis, with a diameter of 750 microm. All bacteria, including those that swim around in the environment, obtain their food molecules by molecular diffusion. Only the fastest and largest… CONTINUE READING
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