DATA: Sizing Up Genomes

Science  04 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5518, pp. 815
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5518.815b

Does genome size matter? One place to ponder that question is the Animal Genome Size Database, where a zoology graduate student has been compiling tables of all the animal genomes for which he can find data. You can look up chromosome numbers and size (in haploid C-values) for over 2900 vertebrates and invertebrates, from sponges to sapiens. There are also links to some similar sites for animal and plant genomes.

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