Length of longest chromosome

Value 10 cm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Lawrence Zipursky, Paul Matsudaira, David Baltimore, and James Darnell, Molecular Cell Biology, NCBI bookshelf Section 9.5 Organizing Cellular DNA into Chromosomes link
Comments in mammalian cells approximately 2 m of linear DNA have to be packed into a nucleus of roughly 10 µm diameter
Entered by Uri M
ID 102980