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Rat DNA Content

Howard T. Petrie h-petrie at ski.mskcc.org
Thu Jun 29 11:55:50 EST 1995

In article <3ss6qi$1i0 at ccshst05.cs.uoguelph.ca>, aboyonos at uoguelph.ca (Ann
C Boyonoski) wrote:

> We are looking for the DNA content of rat somatic cells.  We have a value 
> of approx 1.1 ug DNA/million cells... is this close????  Anyone??

I would say no.  Although I haven't done that calculation for the rat, I
have done it for the mouse, and it is approcimately 6.8 micrograms per
million cells.  This figure has been substantiated by others.  Although
rat and mouse do differ, I wouldn't suspect it's a six-fold difference. 

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