Number of organelle genome copies

Range ~80 plastid: ~50 mitochondria Copies/cell
Organism Green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Reference Editor(s): Dr. Robert A. Meyers, Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Jean-David Rochaix, Chlamydomonas, p.623 table 1 and p.624 right column bottom paragraph
Comments Plastid DNA constitutes 10 to 15% of the cellular DNA mass because it is present in approximately 80 copies per cell, which are arranged into 8 to 10 nucleoids within each chloroplast.
Entered by Uri M
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