SCI: Break out the disinfectant! (Estimate of Bacteria Population)

Doug Bailey (
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 9:01:06 -0400

Researchers produce the first scientific estimate of the number of bacteria on Earth. The tally - 5 x 10^30 bacteria. Anyone know what the mass is of the average bacterium? That's such a huge number, I'm wondering how much biomass bacteria as a whole possess.