Table I.

Average area and numerical density of peroxisomes in cells of wild-type and deletion strains

StrainCell area assayedPeroxisome countaNumerical density of peroxisomesbAverage area of peroxisomesc
μm2μm2
WT (BY4742)4040.371.710.055
yhr150Δ4240.512.590.048
ydr479Δ3820.563.200.039
yhr150Δ/ydr479Δ3810.804.380.040
  • a Number of peroxisomes counted per μm2 of cell area on micrographs.

  • b Number of peroxisomes per μm3 of cell volume (Weibel and Bolender, 1973).

  • c Average area on micrographs.