Range of genome sizes (Equivalent to Symbiodinium spp. 3×10^6kbp to Prorocentrum micans 245×10^6 kbp)

Range coral reef symbiont Symbiodinium spp. 1.5-4.8 (average ∼3): Prorocentrum micans 250 pg DNA/haploid genome
Organism Dinoflagellates
Reference Hou Y, Lin S. Distinct gene number-genome size relationships for eukaryotes and non-eukaryotes: gene content estimation for dinoflagellate genomes. PLoS One. 2009 Sep 14 4(9):e6978. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006978. p.1 left columnPubMed ID19750009
Primary Source [6] LaJeunesse TC, Lambert G, Andersen RA, Coffroth MA, Galbraith DW. 2005. Symbiodinium (Pyrrhophyta) genome sizes (DNA content) are smallest among dinoflagellates. J. Phycol. 41:880– 86 DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00111.x link [7] Veldhuis MJW, Cucci TL, Sieracki ME (1997) Cellular DNA content of marine phytoplankton using two new fluorochromes: taxonomic and ecological implications. J Phycol 33: 527–541. DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-3646.1997.00527.x link
Comments P.1 left column: "The smallest documented dinoflagellate genomes are found in the coral reef symbiont Symbiodinium spp., ranging from 1.5 to 4.8 (average ∼3) pg DNA per haploid genome [primary source 6], while the largest (250 pg DNA per haploid genome) is found in Prorocentrum micans [primary source 7]. Equivalent to 3–245×10^6 kbp per haploid genome, dinoflagellate genomes are about 1–77 fold that of the human haploid genome, and greater than any other algal groups (∼13–200×10^3 kbp) by a factor of hundreds to thousands primary sources [6] & [7] refs [8]–[10]."
Entered by Uri M
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