Coefficients of variance (CV) of the number of cells in tissues and organs of various organisms

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Organism Various
Reference Azevedo RB, Leroi AM. A power law for cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 May 8 98(10):5699-704. Supplementary online table doi/10.1073/pnas.091485998PubMed ID11331756
Primary Source See list of refs beneath table
Method Researchers collected 2,177 estimates of the mean (M) and variance (V) in cell number from 138 published studies. Several estimates were not independent as they were obtained on the same sample.
Comments A total of 178 species are included in this survey but the majority of estimates come from only four species: fruitfly (25%), mouse (11%), rat (13%), and human (11%).
Entered by Uri M
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