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Unformatted text preview: 2 nd ed., 1996, pg 50-54) In E. coli: 20% of dry weight = RNA 3% of dry weight = DNA 81% of RNA in prokaryotes is in ribosomes with equal molecular amounts of 23S, 16S, and 5S rRNA mean bacterial volume = 0.196 m 3 bacterial specific gravity = 1.07 dry matter in cell = 30% C in dry cell matter = 44% DNA bacterial content per cell = 4 x 10-15 g DNA per cell in lab puppies; 2 x 10-15 g per cell in soil organisms III. (Microbiology for Environmental Engineers, Gaudy & Gaudy, 1980. McGraw Hill, p. 59) Empirical formula for cells: C 5 H 7 NO 2...
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 219 taught by Professor Holden during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.
- Fall '07