Genome size of smallest free living eukaryote

Value 12.56 Mb
Organism Ostreococcus tauri
Reference Bowman JL, Floyd SK, Sakakibara K. Green genes-comparative genomics of the green branch of life. Cell. 2007 Apr 20 129(2):229-34. p.229 table 1PubMed ID17448980
Comments "There are three plant species for which almost complete genome information for nucleus, chloroplast, and mitochondrion is available: the red alga Cyanidioshyzon merolae, the marine prasinophycean green alga Ostreococcus tauri, and the chlorophycean green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Table 1)." For smallest eukaryotic genome (a photosynthetic obligate parasite) see BNID 105426
Entered by Diego Mauricio Riano-Pachon
ID 101523