How RNA per cell

Nick Theodorakis nick_theodorakis at
Fri Jan 13 12:00:00 EST 2006

IanMc wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone have a feel for roughly how much RNA there is per cell? I know
> it won't be transferable across all cell types I just need a ball park
> figure to see if we should be able to pick up RNA from laser capture
> microdissection expts on our Agilent Bioanalyser.

Ball park est.: a million cells might have 10 micrograms of RNA,
especially if they are fat and juicy. So figure about a picogram per


Nick Theodorakis
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