How many cells in a human?

Jim Veselenak veselena at eagle.sangamon.edu
Thu Sep 9 09:08:38 EST 1993


Greg Tobin (tobin at fcs260c.ncifcrf.gov) wrote:
> I would like to calculate the number of people needed to represent a
> mole of genomes.  Can anyone tell me how many cells in a human body?
> 
> Thanks ahead
> 
> Greg    Tobin at lcms-1.ncifcrf.gov
> 

The number that I use when teaching is 10 E12 cells in the himan body.  Also
there are 10 E14 cells which comprise our normal flora.  Don't remember
where I learned it.
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