eukaryotic linear chromosome length?

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eukaryotic linear chromosome length?

Post by wkeyes » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:40 pm

How many DNA molecules are present in a eukaryotic linear chromosome? An answer would be great, a link to a relevant website would be even better...

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:06 am

It depends from species to species. I do not think anybody ever made a medium value of the number of DNA molecules...
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Re: eukaryotic linear chromosome length?

Post by canalon » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:17 pm

wkeyes wrote:How many DNA molecules are present in a eukaryotic linear chromosome? An answer would be great, a link to a relevant website would be even better...


If I read your question the answer is simple and obvious, and much simpler that what is suggested by Andrew/MrMistery... Think of what is a molecule of DNA...

If, on the contrary, your question is how much base pair per chromosome in average, Andrew is right, and I would add that averaging DNA length of virus, bacteria, rice and Human would not make any sense...

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:52 pm

haha! I didn't catch that. sorry. patrick is right. Every organism has only one molecule of DNA(in human it is 2 meters long)
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Post by canalon » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:22 pm

Again you are wrong Andrew... Molecules are a group of atoms linked by covalent bonds, no? H-Bonds do not count...

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:41 pm

You are so picky Patrick. You knwo what i mean. I even read in a college book: the nucleus of the eukaryotic cells only contains one MACROmolecule of DNA.
So are you saying DNA is actually 2 molecules? That is a bit exagerated. I was wrong to use the term molecule, i should have used macromolecule.
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