Genome Size

Value 1.21e+7 Base pairs
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Goffeau A et al., Life with 6000 genes. Science. 1996 Oct 25 274(5287):546, 563-7. p. 564 table 2PubMed ID8849441
Method P.546 left column: "The genome of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been completely sequenced through an international effort involving some 600 scientists in Europe, North America, and Japan. It is the largest genome to be completely sequenced so far (as of 1996, a record that [researchers] hope will soon be bettered) and is the first complete genome sequence of a eukaryote. A number of public data libraries nucleotide and protein sequence data from each of the 16 yeast chromosomes (refs 1-16) have been established (Table 1)."
Comments Abstract: "The complete sequence provides information about the higher order organization of yeast's 16 chromosomes and allows some insight into their evolutionary history." 12,068kbp according to table 2, top row, right-most value. The Budding yeast genome has 12,157,105 base pairs [12,071,326 Nuclear+85,779 mitochondrial] as of June 21st 2015 according to SGD link
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
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