Genome Size

Value 1.21e+8 Base pairs Range: Table - link Base pairs
Organism Green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Reference Merchant et al The Chlamydomonas genome reveals the evolution of key animal and plant functions. Science. 2007 Oct 12 318(5848):245-50. p.247 table 1PubMed ID17932292
Method Researchers sequenced the approximately 120-megabase nuclear genome of Chlamydomonas and performed comparative phylogenomic analyses, identifying genes encoding uncharacterized proteins that are likely associated with the function and biogenesis of chloroplasts or eukaryotic flagella.
Comments Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a unicellular green alga whose lineage diverged from land plants over 1 billion years ago. It is a model system for studying chloroplast-based photosynthesis, as well as the structure, assembly, and function of eukaryotic flagella (cilia), which were inherited from the common ancestor of plants and animals, but lost in land plants.
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