Genome size - smallest genome of a free living bacteria

Value 5.8e+5 bp
Organism Mycoplasma genitalium
Reference Fraser CM, et al., The minimal gene complement of Mycoplasma genitalium. Science. 1995 Oct 20 270(5235):397-403. abstract & p.397 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID7569993
Method whole-genome random sequencing and assembly
Comments "The complete nucleotide sequence (580,070 base pairs) of the Mycoplasma genitalium genome, the smallest known genome of any free-living organism, has been determined by whole-genome random sequencing and assembly." p.397 right column 3rd paragraph:"The M. genitalium genome is a circular chromosome of 580,070 bp." For value of 580,073 bp see Data base link - link (retrieved from database on March 7th 2015)
Entered by Uri M
ID 105492