Knowing key timescales enables us to quickly gain intuition, perform sanity checks and serves as a sixth sense in understanding how cells grow and communicate. This SnapShot briefly communicates some of the insights we collected about rates and durations of these processes from thinking about cell biology by the numbers.
Shamir, M., Bar-On, Y., Phillips, R., & Milo, R. (2016, March 10). SnapShot: Timescales in Cell Biology. Cell. Cell Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2016.02.058