Variation in chromosome size

Range among species >30: within species 2 to 3 fold
Organism Grass spp.
Reference Zhang H, Dawe RK. Total centromere size and genome size are strongly correlated in ten grass species. Chromosome Res. 2012 May20(4):403-12 p.407 left column top paragraphPubMed ID22552915
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Comments The great majority of chromosome size variation in the grasses occurs among species (>30-fold) while within species, chromosome size varies by smaller magnitudes (~2- to 3-fold) (primary sources).
Entered by Uri M
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