Fraction of phosphorus out of DNA (weight by weight)

Value 10 %
Organism Generic
Reference Dell'Anno A, Danovaro R. Extracellular DNA plays a key role in deep-sea ecosystem functioning. Science. 2005 Sep 30 309(5744):2179. left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16195451
Method (Calculated manually, not from article) Dividing molecular mass of phosphorus (30.97g/mole) by the average molecular mass of nucleotides mm(A+C+G+T)/4=308.75g/mole. 30.97/308.75=0.10
Comments Assuming one phosphorus atom per nucleotide.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105850