Table 4.

Effect of growth phase on cell size in batch culture experimentsa

BacteriumMean cell vol (μm3)% of cells >10 μm longμmax (h−1)
Log phaseStationary phase
C. acidovoransPX540.760.09<10.17
Vibrio strain CB50.310.070.20
  • a Mean cell volume in the late logarithmic and stationary phases (35 h after the end of the log phase), percentage of filamentous cells (late logarithmic phase), and the maximum growth rates of the two bacterial strains are shown. Batch cultures were grown in NSY medium at 15°C and 150 rpm.