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Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition. New York: Garland Science; 2002.

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Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition.

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Table 2-3The Approximate Chemical Composition of a Bacterial Cell

PERCENT OF TOTAL CELL WEIGHTNUMBER OF TYPES OF EACH MOLECULE
Water701
Inorganic ions120
Sugars and precursors1250
Amino acids and precursors0.4100
Nucleotides and precursors0.4100
Fatty acids and precursors150
Other small molecules0.2~300
Macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides)26~3000

From: The Chemical Components of a Cell

Copyright © 2002, Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter; Copyright © 1983, 1989, 1994, Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and James D. Watson .

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