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Property Organism Value Units ID Details
Potentially mutagenic lesions in DNA Mammals ~20,000 lesions/diploid cell/day 112657 Preston BD, Albertson TM...
Mitochondrial DNA mutation rate Human Homo sapiens ~2.7×10^-5 substitutions/site/generation 111228 Schneider S, Excoffier...
DNA–DNA surface separation Bacteriophage Lambda 7 Å 111740 Liu T et al., Solid-...
Mitochondrial DNA mutation rate calibrated by the divergence between humans and chimpanzees Human Homo sapiens ~3×10^-6 substitutions/site/generation of 20 years 111227 Schneider S, Excoffier...
DNA replication rate of DNA polymerase II (slow-dna repair) Bacteria Escherichia coli 20-30 nucleotides/sec 104125 Bonner CA, Stukenberg PT...
Fraction of the DSB repair events in mitotic cells that result in a crossover Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae ~10 to 15 % 107333 Agmon N, Yovel M, Harari Y...
Ratio between mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA Eukaryotes <= (<0.01) unitless 102917 Robin ED, Wong R. Mi...
Spontaneous base loss Unspecified ~10,000 bases/cell/day 113506 Gangloff S, Arcangioli...
DNA synthesis rate of DNA polymerase III holoenzyme Bacteria Escherichia coli ~750 nucleotides/sec 104120 Kelman Z, O'Donnell M....
Processivity of DNA polymerase to T7 bacteriophage DNA Bacteria Escherichia coli 800 (±30) nucleotides 103996 Lee JB, Hite RK, Hamdan SM...
Mitochondrial DNA African clawed frog Xenopus laevis 1e+8 genomes 100326 Gurdon and Wakefield...
DNA packaging Various Cells other than in sperm nuclei, in vivo ∼5–10% viral capsids 55% % 111739 Liu T et al., Solid-...
Number of abasic sites (AP) lesions that persist at a steady-state level at normal physiological conditions Mammals 50,000 - 200,000 lesions 113507 Gangloff S, Arcangioli...
Torsional modulus of DNA Generic 2.4e-19-4.5e-19 erg*cm 103148 Cloutier TE, Widom J....
Accuracy of DNA synthesis and apparent accuracy of DNA methylation Various DNA synthesis 1 ‘unforced’ error for every 10^7–10^8 bases copied: DNA methylation ~96% N/A 112981 Bird A. Perceptions of...
Diffusion coefficient of hOgg1 DNA binding protein on elongated DNA Human Homo sapiens 5.78х10^5 Table - link nm^2/sec 107461 DeSantis MC, Li JL, Wang...
Persistence length of DNA Generic ~ (~50) nm 103112 Garcia HG et al. Biological...
DNA synthesis rate Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) 622-1287 bp/min 104935 Anglana M, Apiou F, Bensimon...
Persistence length of DNA Unspecified in 10 mM Na+ buffer ~53nm: in 80 mM Na+ buffer ~15nm nm 112620 Wang MD et al., Stretching...
Concentration of DNA in soil Biosphere ~10 µg DNA/g soil 111599 Landenmark HK, Forgan DH...