Number of mRNA/cell (note that these are polycystronic so several genes on each mRNA)

Value 1380 Copies/cell Range: Table- link Copies/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Neidhardt F.C. Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. Vol 1. ASM Press 1996.
Method Calculated for an average cell of E. coli B/r at 37 degrees celsius in aerobic glucose with a 40 minute mass doubling time. This cell is 44% through its division cycle.
Entered by Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen, Mike Springer
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