Estimation of Mass of Single Cell
Siddhesh M. Mahadik*
Department of Biotechnology, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
*Address for Correspondence: Siddhesh M. Mahadik, Department of Biotechnology, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Bandra (W), Mumbai- 400050, Maharashtra, India
Received: 31 December 2016/Revised: 16 January 2017/Accepted: 17 Feburary 2017

ABSTRACT- Cells are always considered as a basic unit of life in every aspect, almost whole environment consists of various types of cells. Many scientists did research on such type of organisms and they concluded almost every functioning of how micro-organisms actually work in a proper manner. Every organism has a particular morphology which can be a factor to differentiate organism based on size but in this research, it has been found that how to measure the weight of single cell whether the prokaryotic or eukaryotic cell, independent of other factors. Thus, by finding the mass and relating with its size we can even find the density of organism, may be sometimes the size cannot be a factor to detect how heavy the cell is!. Hence, using this technique one can differentiate various organisms based on their single cell weight. Many applications can be found by the respective person if someone using this technique. One of application is one can isolate aerobic bacteria also using this technique and can sub-culture it.

Key-words- Cell size, Single cell weight, Differentiate organisms, Isolation of aerobes 

Fig.1: Structure of Eukaryotic cell Fig. 2: Structure of Prokaryotic cell  Fig. 3: Silica Gel beads 

Fig. 4: Principle of Mass of Single cell
Fig. 5: Silica gel beads
A: Normal silica gel bead (Transparent)
B: Microbial growth in bead (white)                 


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