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From: Elusive data underlying debate at the prokaryote-eukaryote divide

Fig. 1

Ribosomes per cell and cell volume. a Boxplots of the distribution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic ‘ribosomes per cell and cell volume’-ratios. The Wilcoxon ranksum test rejected the null hypothesis that the eukaryotic and prokaryotic samples are part of the same continuous distribution with ρ=0.0003. b Ribosomes per cell versus cell volume. Blue crosses: Prokaryotes. Orange circles: Eukaryotes. Excluding Ostreococcus tauri, there is a gap of approximately 1.5 orders of magnitude between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell volumes, indicating the fundamental differences in prokaryotic and eukaryotic nature. All values were taken from Lynch and Marinov [1] Appendix 1-Table 3. c Replot of Fig. 1b, only showing data points where both cell volume and the number of ribosomes per cell could be verified by the provided references in Lynch and Marinov [1]

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