Invariance of Initiation Mass and Predictability of Cell Size in Escherichia coli

  title={Invariance of Initiation Mass and Predictability of Cell Size in Escherichia coli},
  author={Fangwei Si and Dongyang Li and Sarah E. Cox and John T. Sauls and Omid Azizi and Cindy Sou and Amy B. Schwartz and Michael J. Erickstad and Yonggun Jun and Xintian Li and Suckjoon Jun},
  journal={Current Biology},
It is generally assumed that the allocation and synthesis of total cellular resources in microorganisms are uniquely determined by the growth conditions. Adaptation to a new physiological state leads to a change in cell size via reallocation of cellular resources. However, it has not been understood how cell size is coordinated with biosynthesis and robustly adapts to physiological states. We show that cell size in Escherichia coli can be predicted for any steady-state condition by projecting… CONTINUE READING
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