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    Number of Glucose Molecles in Mycoplasma

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    Mycoplasmas are the smallest living cells. They are spherical and have a diameter of about 0.33 μm (radius of mycoplasmas = 0.165 μm)a.
    (a)Glucose is the major energy source of mycoplasma cells. Its concentration within such cells is 0.1 mM. Calculate the number of glucose molecules within a single cell.
    (b) The first enzyme required for glucose metabolism is hexokinase. Its molecular mass is 100,000. Given that the intracellular fluid of micoplasma cells contains 10 g of hexokinase per liter, calculate the molar concentration of hexokinase.

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    Mycoplasmas are the smallest living cells. They are spherical and have a diameter of about 0.33 μm (radius of mycoplasmas = 0.165 μm)a.
    (a)Glucose is the major energy source of mycoplasma cells. Its ...

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    Calculations involving hexokinase and mycoplasma are performed.

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