Table 1

Straw blood cell properties.

Animals & Human

SBC (million/ml)

Blood D. W. (mg/ml)

%Straw Cell (% Dry W.)

Body Weight* (kg)

Lifespan** (Year)


Mouse (Mus musculus)

6.2

138

1.6

0.03

1.3

Rats (Rattus norvegicus)

16

210

2.7

0.485

3

Rabbit (O. cuniculus)

3.5

151

4.3

2.7

5

Chicken (Gallus gallus)

3.2

243

2.4

2.9

8

Dog (D. andersoni)

1

182

1.0

9

11.5

Sheep (Ovis aries)

4.4

169

5.2

50

12

Pig (Sus scrofa)

0.6

171

0.6

68

9.5

Human (Homo sapiens)

45

229

6.9

75

75

Cow (Bos taurus)

1.4

114

2.3

272

10

Horse (Equus caballus)

2

177

2.1

544

20


* Body weight was from measurement of individual animals; **lifespan uses average animal lifespan taken from literature.

Wu et al. BMC Cell Biology 2008 9:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2121-9-26

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