Table 1

Genome sequencing projects cover a wide range of organisms [courtesy of C. Venter, The Institute for Genome Research (TIGR)]. Updated information can be found at the TIGR worldwide web site, http://www.tigr.org HGE indicates human granulocytic ehrlichiosis.

OrganismOrganizationSize (Mb)
Bacteria
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans University of Oklahoma2.20
Aquifex aeolicus Recombinant BioCatalysis Inc.1.50
Bacillus subtilis European and Japanese consortium4.20
Borrelia burgdorferi * TIGR1.30
Caulobacter crescentus TIGR3.80
Deinococcus radiodurans TIGR3.00
Ehrlichia species (HGE agent)TIGR1.40
Enterococcus faecalis TIGR 3.00
Escherichia coli * University of Wisconsin4.60
Haemophilus influenzae TIGR1.83
Helicobacter pylori * TIGR1.66
Legionella pneumophila TIGR4.10
Mycobacterium avium TIGR4.70
Mycobacterium tuberculosis TIGR (clinical isolate)4.40
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Sanger Center (lab strain)4.40
Mycoplasma genitalium TIGR0.58
Mycoplasma pneumoniae University of Heidelberg0.81
Neisseria gonorrhoeae University of Oklahoma2.20
Neisseria meningitidis TIGR and Oxford University2.30
Porphyromonas gingivalis TIGR2.20
Rickettsia prowazekii University of Uppsala1.10
Salmonella typhimurium TIGR4.50
Shewanella putrefaciens TIGR4.50
Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR2.20
Streptococcus pyogenes University of Oklahoma1.98
Synechocystis sp. Kazusa DNA Research Institute3.57
Thermotoga maritima TIGR1.80
Treponema denticola TIGR and University of Texas3.00
Treponema pallidum * TIGR and University of Texas1.05
Ureaplasma urealyticum University of Alabama, Birmingham0.76
Vibrio cholerae TIGR2.50
Archaea
Archaeoglobus fulgidus * TIGR2.20
Halobacterium salinarium Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry4.00
Methanococcus jannaschii TIGR1.66
Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum Genome Therapeutics and Ohio State University1.70
Pyrobaculum aerophilum University of California Los Angeles and Recombinant Biocatalysis Inc.1.80
Pyrococcus furiosus Center of Marine Biotechnology and University of Utah2.10
Pyrococcus shinkaj MITI and University of Tokyo2.00
Sulfolobus solfataricus Canadian and European consortium3.05
Thermoplasma acidophilum Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry1.70
  • * Expected to be completely sequenced by Spring 1997.

  • Application submitted, funding pending.

  • Completely sequenced and published.