Cellular chemical composition

Sascia sascia1 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 23 11:19:57 EST 1998


Does sombody know how a prokaryotic cell and a mammalian cell differ in
their chemical composition. If you were to approximate, what percentage
(of the cell weight) of the following molecules would you think to be
present in respectively a prokaryotic and an eukaryotic cell?

H2O  ?%
Proteins  ?%
Lipids ?%
Sugars ?%
DNA ?%
RNA ?%

I could not find any extimate in any book. Good luck !!
                        Sascia



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