Range: 0.1-1 pg
||Mammalian tissue culture cell
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||(Methods mentioned in 1st 2 primary sources:) "Phenotypic characterization of cells in conjunction with single-cell mRNA analysis" AND "Patch clamp electrodes containing reverse transcriptase, dNTPS, and a poly(T) primer modified 5' with a T7 RNA polymerase promoter sequence are used to isolate the cytoplasmic contents of individual living cells."
||"Unfortunately, the quantity of RNA harvested from a single
cell, estimated to be approximately 0.1–1.0pg, is not
sufficient for standard RNA extraction procedures [primary sources]."