Eubacterial genome size

Range <0.6 to >9 Mb
Organism bacteria
Reference Peterson SN, Fraser CM. The complexity of simplicity. Genome Biol. 2001 2(2):COMMENT2002 p.3 left column top paragraphPubMed ID11182883
Primary Source [10] Kuspa A, Vollrath D, Cheng Y, Kaiser D. Physical mapping of the Myxococcus xanthus genome by random cloning in yeast artificial chromosomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1989 Nov86(22):8917-21 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.86.22.8917PubMed ID2510171
Comments P.3 left column top paragraph: "[Investigators] know that eubacterial genomes range in size from less than 0.6 Mb to greater than 9 Mb [primary source]. The number of accessory or adaptive proteins maintained in various genomes is therefore highly variable and in fact indicates a lot about the environment and selective pressures each organism faces." Mb=10^9 bases
Entered by Uri M
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