Table 1

Copy number and association rate for subsystems when we use the DNA size ratio method
DNA size lacI <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/121/mathml/M15','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/121/mathml/M15">View MathML</a>
4.6 Mbp 1000 100 10 2400
<a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/121/mathml/M17','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/121/mathml/M17">View MathML</a> 496 50 5 172.28 169.09 168.75
1.0 Mbp 216 22 2 50.78 49.79 49.68
460 Kbp 99 10 1 20.60 20.19 20.15
230 Kbp 50 5 - 9.81 9.61 9.59
100 Kbp 22 2 - 4.15 4.07 4.06
46 Kbp 10 1 - 1.89 1.85 1.85

The full system consists of (i) 1000, (ii) 100 and (iii) 10 lacI molecules. When computing <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/121/mathml/M16','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/121/mathml/M16">View MathML</a>, we assumed that, for the full system, the time spent on the DNA is: i) 〈f10〉≈0.923, (ii) 〈f100〉≈0.922 and (iii) 〈f1000〉≈0.921.

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Zabet BMC Systems Biology 2012 6:121   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-6-121

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