genome size

Value 16800 MBp
Organism Bread wheat Triticum aestivum
Reference Plant Molecular Biology 2nd edition Grierson & Covey
Comments Note-in Lee et al., 'DNA content of wheat monosomics at interphase estimated by flow cytometry', Theor Appl Genet (1997) 95: 1300-1304 p. 1302, table 1, researchers measured by flow cytometry a total DNA content in wheat ('Chinese spring' cultivar) of 17.31pg. Converting weight to bp number, Number of bp=17.31[pg]×0.978 ×10^9[bp/pg]=16.929Mbp and same calculation for range of 16.53-17.97pg given in table 1 gives 16.2-17.6Mbp. Calculation method from FAQ tab, at bottom of page, in link link broken as of May 1st 2015
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