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Old 05-25-2016, 10:35 AM   #4
Brian Bushnell
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I wouldn't expect the cells to lyse at exactly the same rates. Also, algal genomes are far bigger than bacterial genomes, and the cells are bigger as well. So I would expect plant reads to be much more abundant than the cell count ratio would suggest. Maybe you could find out the expected amount of RNA in a plant vs bacterial cell and see if that makes the math work out?
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