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largest cell on Earth?

Brian Scott brians at INTERLOG.COM
Mon Feb 17 18:07:49 EST 1997


On Mon, 17 Feb 1997, <buonor at jeflin.tju.edu> Russell J. Buono Ph.D. wrote:

> how about a corticospinal neuron in the great blue whale?  could be 
> meters long!!   Russ Buono Ph.D. Dept Path, Jefferson Medical College. 
> Phila, PA USA
> 

Yes, but what about cell mass?  Even though it's long, it's probably got a
mass smaller than an ostrich egg.  What do you think?

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