How RNA per cell

Nick Theodorakis nick_theodorakis at
Fri Jan 13 13:15:56 EST 2006

Nick Theodorakis wrote:
> 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
> cell.

Umm... Make that 10 pg/cell of course.


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