Largest known genome size?

daemon at daemon at
Thu Feb 13 12:07:29 EST 1997

Dear colleagues,

We are currently maintaining a database of genome sizes- DOGS
Our largest estimated genome size is that of Lilium longiflorum         
(trumpet lily) with a genome size of 90,000,000,000 basepairs.

We recently got a question about *the* largest known genome 
size and therefore put it before you. 

Is there any organism with a genome size larger than 90,000,000,000

Another request concerned primitive multicellular organisms
and genome size. E.g. what is the genome size of the
jellyfish? Anyone has an estimate?

Thanks for taking interest.

Best regards,

Nikolaj Blom             Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS)
phone:  +45 4525 2484            Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
fax:    +45 4593 4808            Building 207
e-mail: nikob at         DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark

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Faculty of Medicine		Institut du Cancer de Montreal
Div. of Experimental Medicine	Centre de Recherche 
McGill University		Louis Charles-Simard		
Montreal, Quebec, Canada	Montreal, Quebec, Canada		
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