PLEASE help: wheat genome size???

Peter Sterk sterk at gin.ebi.ac.uk
Wed Feb 11 08:01:46 EST 1998

In article <6bpc8p$aog_002 at uovs.ac.za>, GABRE at wwg3.uovs.ac.za (Gabre Kemp) writes:
>Hi all
>I urgently need to know the size of the wheat genome (in bp).
>Please mail me at:  gabre at wwg3.uovs.ac.za
>Thank you
>Gabre Kemp

Dear Gabre,

Plant Molecular Biology, 2nd edition, by Grierson & Covey provides
a table listing the nuclear DNA content for a number of plants in 

For hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum) this is 17.3 pg, which 
corresponds to 17.3 x 965,000,000 / 6 = 2.800,000,000 base pairs 
per haploid genome, about the size of the human genome.


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