Estimated packing ratio for lambda

Value 0.6 unitless
Organism Bacteriophage Lambda
Reference Physical Biology of the Cell, Rob Phillips, Jane Kondev and Julie Theriot (2008). Page 470
Method The total volume of DNA divided by the total volume of the capsid
Comments Ratio of dna volume to the volume of the inside of the capsid. This high number means it is very packed with DNA, attributing its high infectivity
Entered by Ben Marks
ID 101853