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Tue Nov 24 22:59:26 EST 1998

It depends on the species (and specific strain), for example :
1. most rod-shaped ones are close to 1- 2 micro-meter in length and 0.5 -
0.8 micro-meters in diameter (e.g. Serratia, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, etc.);
2. Most cocci shaped ones (Streptococcus and Staphylococcus) are generally 1
micro-meter in diameter.

Mass is a difficult one...

The generation time depends on the strain, type of media used for the
culture and other factors such as temperature, presence/absence of oxygen,

Ryan Gray wrote in message <73f57f$1f6$1 at news1.epix.net>...
>      Could someone help me out?  I need to find out
>the basic dimensions of "a typical" bacteria, which would
>include length, mass( if possible), and the time between
>divisions(generation time?).
>Thanks for the Effort
>Christopher E. Gray

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