Total organic carbon on Earth

Range ~2,000 Gt C
Organism Biosphere
Reference Landenmark HK, Forgan DH, Cockell CS. An Estimate of the Total DNA in the Biosphere. PLoS Biol. 2015 Jun 11 13(6):e1002168. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002168. p.3/10 bottom linePubMed ID26066900
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Comments p.3/10 bottom paragraph:"Information on DNA abundance can also be gleaned from the earth’s total organic carbon, which is estimated to be on the order of 2,000 Gt [primary source]." Gt=10^9 tonnes
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