TABLE 1

Effect of cell ploidy on dimensions, volume, biomass, surface area, and the ratio of surface area over volume of S. cerevisiae parent cellsa

PloidyLength (μm)Width (μm)Vol (μm3)Biomass (dry wt, pg)Surface area (μm2)Surface/vol (μm−1)
14.764.184416.5601.38
26.165.068331.2921.12
37.665.9714353.91340.93
47.976.2016160.51440.90
59.426.6421882.11790.82
610.16.8024592.31940.79
  • a This table is based on data from plate-grown cells (3). The biomass (dry weight) was calculated by multiplying the volume with the density (1.11) (88) to obtain the biomass (wet weight) of the cell and multiplying the obtained value with the dry weight fraction (0.34) of the wet weight (89).