VARIATION IN DNA CONTENT AMONGST DIFFERENT SPECIES

Xuhua Xia xia at cc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Jan 28 19:30:41 EST 1994


In <2i9bm9$788 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk> <rdawley at acad.ursinus.edu> writes:

>The huge disparity in genome size among organisms of roughly similar
>structural complexity was once called "the c-value paradox."  (c value
>refers to the size of a haploid genome.)  The paradox has since been
>resolved, as Andrew Roger explained, by the discovery that many
>eukarytoic genomes are composed partly or largely of DNA that does not
>code for proteins. 

The paradox has not been solved at all. Amaebae and Baker's yeasts
are both eukaryotes. Take a look at how different their genome sizes
are.

Xuhua



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