Who is afraid of ribosomal RNA?

This is from an Affymetrix technical note on The Human Exon 1.0 ST Array: “On average, the 18S and 28S ribosomal RNAs account for approximately 90 percent of any eukaryotic total RNA sample whereas the messenger RNA population makes up less than 2 percent in a given sample.” (I just wanted you to know.)

2 thoughts on “Who is afraid of ribosomal RNA?

  1. Dear Brian Raszap visitor: those guys should be aware of rRNA who would like to keep the overall assay sensitivity and efficiency on a high level in a Whole Transcript microarray.

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