Table 1.

Size classes of bacteriaa used in grazing experiments

Size class (range of length [μm])Avg length (μm)Aspect ratiob (μm)Avg volc (μm3)
0.1–0.50.51.3 ± 0.10.06 ± 0.01
0.5–0.80.71.2 ± 0.040.14 ± 0.02
0.8–1.51.12.0 ± 0.10.21 ± 0.02
>1.51.82.1 ± 0.30.87 ± 0.05
  • a Primarily rod-shaped bacteria.

  • b Radius (r) = 0.5(L/aspect ratio), where L is cell length. Values are means ± standard errors.

  • c Cell volume = [πr2(L − 2r)] + (4/3π(r 3)], where r is radius. Values are means ± standard errors.