Rat DNA Content
Howard T. Petrie
h-petrie at ski.mskcc.org
Thu Jun 29 11:55:50 EST 1995
In article <3ss6qi$1i0 at ccshst05.cs.uoguelph.ca>, aboyonos at uoguelph.ca (Ann
C Boyonoski) wrote:
> We are looking for the DNA content of rat somatic cells. We have a value
> of approx 1.1 ug DNA/million cells... is this close???? Anyone??
I would say no. Although I haven't done that calculation for the rat, I
have done it for the mouse, and it is approcimately 6.8 micrograms per
million cells. This figure has been substantiated by others. Although
rat and mouse do differ, I wouldn't suspect it's a six-fold difference.
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