genome size

Chi-Bin Chien chi-bin.chien at hsc.utah.edu
Mon May 22 15:02:37 EST 2000


Hyam Leffert asked:

>what is the size in basepairs of the zebrafish genome?

The commonly-cited value is 1.7 Gb (ie 1.7 x 10^9 bp). The 
reference is:

Hinegardner, R and Rosen, DE (1972) "Cellular DNA content and 
the evolution of teleostean fishes." Am. Nat. 166:621-644.  

You may want to refer to Postlethwait et al. (1999) "The Zebrafish
Genome", Meth. Cell Biol. 60:149-163 for more information.

--Chi-Bin Chien


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