Average half-life of mRNA

Range ~5 min
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Moran MA et al., Sizing up metatranscriptomics. ISME J. 2013 Feb7(2):237-43. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.94. p.238 left columnPubMed ID22931831
Primary Source Hambraeus G, von Wachefeldt C, Hederstedt L. (2003). Genome-wide survey of mRNA half-lives in Bacillus subtilis identifies extremely stable mRNAs. Mol Gen Genomics 269: 706–714.PubMed ID12884008
Comments p.238 left column:"For Bacillus subtilis, the average half-life of mRNA has also been estimated at ~5 min (primary source), and that of laboratory-grown marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus MED4 mRNA at 2.4 min (BNID 111929)"
Entered by Uri M
ID 111928