if the length of E.coli DNA is 1.36mm, calculate the no.of base pairs in E.coli

The distance between two consecutive base pairs is 0.34 × 10 ^{-9 }m

The total length of double helix DNA in an organism can be calculated by multiplying the total number of base pairs with the distance between two consecutive base pairs.

Total length of double helix DNA = total number of bp × distance between two consecutive bp

Let, the total number of bp be *x*

1.36mm =

*x*× 0.34 × 10^{-9 }m*x*= 1.36 ×10^{-3}/ 0.34 × 10^{-9 }m*x*= 4 × 10^{6 }bpThe number of base pairs in the given strand of DNA of

are 4 X 10*E.coli*^{6 }bp

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