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DNA length

Tony Meyn Tmeyn at ccit.arizona.edu
Wed Jun 8 14:30:22 EST 1994

In article <Alan.031q at zarquon.demon.co.uk>, Alan at zarquon.demon.co.uk (Alan
Wong) wrote:

> Q1. Is the length of the DNA the same among all members of the 
>     same species?

If what you are talking about is genome size than the answer is no.
The fungi especially can have a wide range of genome sizes within a
> Q2. Are the lengths of DNA in different species all different?

There is a wide range of genome sizes across organisms.
> Q3. Can offspring of a species have different length DNA from
>     their parents and survive?

Yes, again in the fungi this is somewhat common.

Tony Meyn

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