How precisely can we count base pairs.

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Kukagra
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How precisely can we count base pairs.

Post by Kukagra » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:09 am

As I understand, each species has a different number of base pairs Humans have approximately 3.4 billion. but I want to know the exact number and if it is different from organism to organism even those of the same species.

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Post by JackBean » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:43 am

then look to the Human genome web site ;)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Post by canalon » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:58 pm

The number cannot be very precise as there might be quite a lot of variation between individuals. Bacteria belonging to the same species can have more than 20% bigger genomes than other (i.e E. coli MG1655 and 0157:H7)
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