General interest questions
marshall at kauri.vuw.ac.nz
Mon Feb 21 17:02:01 EST 1994
In article <2jvpcsINN191l at sat.ipp-garching.mpg.de>,
krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de (Cornelius Krasel) wrote:
> hcorbett at garnet.berkeley.edu wrote:
> : What is the percent (roughly) difference between a mammalian and a plant
> : genome?
> 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.
Not even mentioning the tendency for some species (such as corn with mans
aid) to happily exist in a state of polyploidy.
Macintosh Consultant Marshall at kauri.vuw.ac.nz
Victoria University of Wellington
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