Digital recordings of gas-vesicle collapse used to measure turgor pressure and cell-water relations of cyanobacterial cells

Daryl Philip Holland, Anthony Walsby

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The gas vesicles of the cyanobacterium Microcystis sp. collapse under pressures ranging from 0.65a??1.10 MPa, determined from turbidity changes in a pressure nephelometer. In turgid cells, collapse occurs at a lower range of pressures; the difference is equal to the cell turgor pressure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214 - 224
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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