Fraction of total RNA that is stable RNA

Value 0.98 unitless
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Bremer, H., Dennis, P. P. (1996) Modulation of chemical composition and other parameters of the cell by growth rate. Neidhardt, et al. eds. Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium: Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed. chapter 97 Table 1
Primary Source Baracchini E, Bremer H. Determination of synthesis rate and lifetime of bacterial mRNAs. Anal Biochem. 1987 Dec167(2):245-60.PubMed ID2450483
Method Hybridization of pulse-labeled RNA to specific probes followed by an evaluation based on a computer simulation of the labeling kinetics of different classes of RNA
Comments 2.3% of the total amount of RNA, was found to be mRNA with an average lifetime of 1.0±0.2 min (= 0.7 min half-life).
Entered by Uri M
ID 102342