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To cite BioNumbers
please refer to Milo et al. Nucl. Acids Res. (2010) 38 (suppl 1): D750-D753.
Collection of fundamental numbers in molecular biology
BioNumbers description handout:
of BioNumbers and
a collection of interesting bioNumbers
Specialized BioNumbers collections:
Handouts geared to specific communities. For example, a collection focusing on
. Please suggest a subject for which you would like to have one.
BioNumbers in the news:
Media coverage of BioNumbers
Introduces the concept and some applications as well as a collection of slides with interesting BioNumbers
Handbooks of BioNumbers:
useful book resources
Basic cell properties comparison table:
An updated version of a
in Uri Alon's book Introduction to systems biology.
Quantitative biology problem sets:
Aimed at courses teaching biology these questions make use of BioNumbers to develop quantitative reasoning about biological systems. For example:
Putting absolute numbers on a sporulation model
. Please contribute your ideas for good questions.
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A neat demonstration:
sizes of cells and their components across scales