I'm going to take a picture of a bacteria but I am unsure how large it is. What are the dimensions in angstrom of bacteria?


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  • $\begingroup$ It varies. Is there a specific species or genus you're studying? $\endgroup$ – canadianer Aug 16 '14 at 0:57
  • $\begingroup$ Helicobacter pylori @canadianer $\endgroup$ – user1357 Aug 16 '14 at 1:39
  • $\begingroup$ if you know in microns then you can convert it into angstrom. But why angstrom. It is a very small unit for cellular dimension $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Aug 16 '14 at 7:36
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    $\begingroup$ Usually you know the scale of the micrograph and measure the size of the object in it to get its size, not the other way round ;) $\endgroup$ – shigeta Aug 18 '14 at 5:58
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    $\begingroup$ What has changed about this question to warrant a reopen? $\endgroup$ – Armatus Aug 20 '14 at 12:07

According to Wikipedia: 3 um long with a diameter of 0.5 um. That equates to a length of 30 000 A and a diameter of 5 000 A.