size of ribosomal RNAs ?

Wendy Ingram w.ingram at cmcb.REMOVE-THIS-BIT.uq.edu.au
Thu Mar 5 01:03:30 EST 1998


Hi Frank,

Here's some info that should help:

Human:     18s = 1868 bp     28s = 5025 bp
Rat:       18s = 1874 bp     28s = 4718 bp
Drosophila  18s = 1976 bp    28s = 3898 bp

I came across this info a while ago on the Ambion web page (no
affiliations ...).


>Hi, all,

>Can anybody tell me the size of eukaryotic ribosomal RNAs better than:

>        28S   ~ 5000 nt
>        18S   ~ 2000 nt
>         5.8S ~ 160 nt
>        5S   ~ 120 nt  ?

>I need them to estimate the bandsizes in a Northern blot, because I 
>was too stingy to buy a (labeled) RNA molecular weight marker.

>Thanks in advance,

>Frank



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