% molecular composition

Morten Danielsen morten at kampsax.dtu.dk
Wed Mar 24 11:56:21 EST 1999


E. coli
Protein 52%
RNA 16%
DNA 3%
Lipid 9%
Carbohydrates 17%
Ash 1%

Penicillium chrysogenum
Protein 45%
RNA 8%
DNA 1%
Lipid 5%
Carbohydrates 25%
Soluble pool (amino acids, metabolites etc. 8%)
Ash 8%

Both grown in minimal medium.

Source
Stouthammer 1979 Biochem. Biophys Acta 301:53-70
Nielsen 1997 Physiological engineering ascpects of pen. chrys. World
Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore.

Yours
Morten Danielsen, Denmark

martin weiss wrote in message ...
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> Does anyone know of a source of information about the % molecular
>composition (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, water, DNA and RNA) of
>different organisms? For example, paramecium, Sequoia tree, mushroom,
>elephant.
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>I wish to present this information as compared to our molecular makeup. The
>point that we would like to make is that have lots and lots of molecules in
>us (~10^26) and that we share the same molecules with organisms of diverse
>size, shape and life style. And weight for weight we are very similar in
>numbers of molecules.  Thanks.
>
>cheers,
>
>Martin
>Martin Weiss, Ph.D.
>Biology Director
>New York Hall of Science
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>weissm at rockvax.rockefeller.edu
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> Does anyone know of a source of information about the % molecular
>composition (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, water, DNA and RNA) of
>different organisms? For example, paramecium, Sequoia tree,
><bold>mushroom,</bold> elephant.
>
>
>I wish to present this information as compared to our molecular makeup.
>The point that we would like to make is that have lots and lots of
>molecules in us (~10^26) and that we share the same molecules with
>organisms of diverse size, shape and life style. And weight for weight
>we are very similar in numbers of molecules.  Thanks.
>
>
>cheers,
>
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>Martin
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><fontfamily><param>Geneva</param><bigger>Martin Weiss, Ph.D.
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>Biology Director
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>New York Hall of Science
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>47-01 111th Street
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>Corona, New York 11368
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>weissm at rockvax.rockefeller.edu
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>718.699.0005 X 356, voice
>
>718.699.1341, facsimile
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>http://www.nyhallsci.org</bigger></fontfamily>
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