Mean DNA content by mass in protozoan cell

Value 3.2 fg DNA/cell
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Dell'Anno A, Danovaro R. Extracellular DNA plays a key role in deep-sea ecosystem functioning. Science. 2005 Sep 30 309(5744):2179. supplementary online material p.1 bottom sentencePubMed ID16195451
Primary Source Dell'Anno A, Fabiano M, Duineveld GCA, Kok A, Danovaro R. Nucleic acid (DNA, RNA) quantification and RNA/DNA ratio determination in marine sediments: comparison of spectrophotometric, fluorometric, and High Performance liquid chromatography methods and estimation of detrital DNA, Appl Environ Microbiol. 1998 Sep64(9):3238-45.PubMed ID9726866
Comments fg=10^-15gram
Entered by Uri M
ID 105853