General interest questions

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article <2jvpcsINN191l at sat.ipp-garching.mpg.de>, krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de
(Cornelius Krasel) writes:
> hcorbett at garnet.berkeley.edu wrote:
> 
> : What is the percent (roughly) difference between a mammalian and a plant
> : genome?
> 
> Do you mean difference in size or difference in amino acid composition of
> related proteins? Concerning size, what I can recall from a discussion
> a while ago on this newsgroup (bionet.general) plant genome sizes can
> differ vastly in size. The genome of Arabidopsis thaliana (that's one
> of the genomes currently being under intensive investigation) is a 
> rather small one whereas certain plants (I think it was certain lily
> species) can have genome sizes severalfold higher than the human genome.
> 
> --Cornelius.
> 
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