genome sizes?

Keith Robison robison at mito.harvard.edu
Wed Jan 17 08:29:53 EST 1996


Nikolaj Blom (nikob at cbs.dtu.dk) wrote:
: Hello there,

: I am currently trying to compile a list of genome sizes of
: different organisms. I haven't been able to locate the genomic
: sizes of the following organisms. Can anyone point me to a source\
: or provide the figures?

: Rattus norvegicus (rat)

: Oryza sativa (rice)

: Oryctolagus cuniculus (rabbit)

: Plasmodium falciparum

: Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Look up one of the physical-mapping papers (look in Entrez,
via http://golgi.harvard.edu/htbin/biopages?entrez) -- this
number should be pretty precisely known now.


: Sus scrofa (pig)


This sort of question comes up pretty regularly -- you might check
the bionet archives (http://www.bio.net) or AltaVista 
(http://altavista.dec.com) for previous quotes.  Also, a standard
work in the field (though perhaps slightly dated) is 
"The Evolution of Genome Size~ edited by Cavalier-Smith.

Good luck!

Keith Robison
Harvard University
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI

robison at mito.harvard.edu 





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