Table 2

Physiology of the T. oceanica low-iron response

Fe(+)

Fe(-)


0.5 - 0.6

Fv/Fm

0.2 - 0.3

0.73 ± 0.01

Growth rate (µ)(day-1)

0.28 ± 0.02

4

Chloroplasts/cell

2

409 ± 48

Chlorophyll a/cell (fg)

58 ± 27

122 ± 3

Cell surface area (µm2)

140 ± 5

100 ± 4

Cell volume (µm3)

80 ± 5

15.3 ± 0.9

Single chloroplast surface area (µm2)

12.0 ± 0.8

4.7 ± 0.3

Single chloroplast volume (µm3)

3.5 ± 0.2


Cellular dimensions and physiological parameters are compared between nutrient replete Fe(+) and iron-limited Fe(-) cells of exponentially growing T. oceanica cultures.

Lommer et al. Genome Biology 2012 13:R66   doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-7-r66

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