How bacteria control their size

5 enero 2015

New work shows that bacteria (and probably other cells as well) don’t double in mass before dividing. Instead they add a constant volume (or mass) no matter what their initial size. A small cell adds the same volume as a large cell. By following this rule a cell population quickly converges on a common size.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/lZ2HxE8mNe0/150105170020.htm

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