Table 2

Shape parameters of nuclei in different cell types, sorted by increasing flatness. All lengths are in μm and the standard deviation of the mean is given. See text for details

n=

x-axis

y-axis

z-axis

flatness (√(x*y))/z


ES cells (S-phase)

37

11.5 ± 0.7

10.6 ± 0.7

10.9 ± 1.1

1.01

Lymphocytes (G0)

40

9.2 ± 0.4

8.7 ± 0.4

8.6 ± 0.6

1.04

Myotubes (G0)

31

12.5 ± 2.9

8.2 ± 1.0

7.4 ± 1.1

1.37

Macrophages (G0)

33

13.1 ± 1.4

9.7 ± 1.2

5.8 ± 0.7

1.94

Myoblasts (S-phase)

30

16.2 ± 1.9

11.2 ± 1.6

4.9 ± 0.7

2.75

Fibroblasts (G0)

20

16.0 ± 2.7

11.5 ± 1.6

3.7 ± 0.6

3.67

Fibroblasts (S-phase)

20

19.6 ± 2.5

15.4 ± 1.9

3.8 ± 0.5

4.57


Mayer et al. BMC Cell Biology 2005 6:44   doi:10.1186/1471-2121-6-44

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