estimating genome size

mashenk at mashenk at
Fri Oct 18 16:49:24 EST 1996

Hi everybody,

I have sent this message before, but it somehow disappeared again from the
list. So here is the question. I would like to estimate the genome size of
an organims, but have no real clue how to do this. Measurements of
Dapi-stained mitotic nuclei? Cot/Rot curves? How was it done for all the
other organisms? Any suggestions are highly appreciated.

Ulrich Technau

University of California at Irvine
Dpt. Developmental and Cell Biology
Developmental Biology Center
Irvine, CA 92717
utechnau at

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