Question re: human genome

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Question re: human genome

Post by adamd164 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:44 pm

I've read that in an ambiguously-written article that human DNA consists of c. 3 billion base pairs. Anyone happen to know if this refers to just the coding portions or if it's the total aggregate of the DNA, including non-coding portions? Thanks.
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Post by mith » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:52 pm

Lookup the C value for human DNA, that should be the quantity of genetic material for a gamete.
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