Genome size (Derived from C value, see measurement method)

Value 124.6 Gbp
Organism Plant Fritillaria assyrica
Reference Leitch IJ, Beaulieu JM, Cheung K, Hanson L, Lysak MA, Fay MF. Punctuated genome size evolution in Liliaceae. J Evol Biol. 2007 Nov20(6):2296-308. p.2297 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID17956392
Method C value of 127.4 [see comments section] is equivalent to 124.6Gbp (multiplying C-value by 0.978Gb) Calculation method from FAQ tab, at bottom of page, in link
Comments "Given the constraints on a species that a large genome imposes, there is growing interest in the patterns of genome size evolution that give rise to families containing species with truly enormous genomes. The monocot family Liliaceae (within the order Liliales) is an ideal choice for study because it contains the species with the largest genome size so far reported for an angiosperm (i.e. tetraploid Fritillaria assyriaca 1C = 127.4 pg), and species with genomes nearly 30-times smaller [the smallest so far reported being found in Tricyrtis macropoda (1C = 4.25 pg, Bharathan et al., 1994)]." Note- Lozovskaya et al., 1999 PMID 10734601 p. 201 right column give value of 123Gb for this species. F. assyrica has 2n=48 chromosomes according to table - link [primary ref to table: E. M. Rix, “Notes on Fritillaria (Liliaceae) in the Eastern Mediterranean region I & II,” Kew Bulletin, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 633–654, 1974.]
Entered by Uri M
ID 111391