Number of crypts (compartments) in colon

Range ~1E+7 crypts/colon
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Frank SA, Nowak MA. Problems of somatic mutation and cancer. Bioessays. 2004 Mar26(3):291-9. p.292 right column 2nd paragraph & p.294 caption to figure 1PubMed ID14988930
Comments "There are roughly 10^7 compartments in the colon and many also in the skin...The colon contains ~10^7 crypts."
Entered by Uri M
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