Sedimentation properties of yeast chromosomal DNA.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sedimentation analysis of nuclear DNA released from spheroplasts of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae indicates that it has a number average molecular weight of 6.2 x 10(8). The chromosomal DNA molecules range in size from as small as 5 x 10(7) daltons to as large as 1.4 x 10(9) daltons. Based on these values and estimates of the total DNA content of the yeast nucleus, it is proposed that each yeast chromosome contains a single DNA duplex.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petes, TD; Fangman, WL

Published Date

  • May 1, 1972

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1188 - 1191

PubMed ID

  • 4556456

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC426660

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.69.5.1188


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States