Volume of nucleoid

Value 0.2 μm^3
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Skoko et al., Mechanism of chromosome compaction and looping by the Escherichia coli nucleoid protein Fis. J Mol Biol. 2006 Dec 8 364(4):777-98. p.777 right columnPubMed ID17045294
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Comments The prokaryotic nucleoid is a condensed but highly dynamic nucleoprotein structure. The Escherichia coli nucleoid contains a single circular chromosome comprising about 1.5 mm of DNA packaged into a volume of about 0.2µm3.
Entered by Uri M
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