Percent of the weight of nitrogenous compounds that is DNA

Range 0.5 to 1.5 %
Organism Plants
Reference F. W. T. Penning De Vries, The cost of maintenance processes in plant cells, Annals of Botany Volume 39, 1975 Issue 1 pp.77-92 link p.80 2nd paragraph
Comments P.80 2nd paragraph: "As in bacteria and yeasts (Mandelstam, 1960), DNA turnover in full-grown leaves is very slow (Dyer and Osborne, 1971). Because of the small amount involved in plants (0.5-1.5 per cent of the weight of nitrogenous compounds) and the low cost of resynthesis from monomers, DNA maintenance will be neglected."
Entered by Uri M
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