Size of genome

Value 1e+8 bp
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference Hillier LW, Coulson A, Murray JI, Bao Z, Sulston JE, Waterston RH. Genomics in C. elegans: so many genes, such a little worm. Genome Res. 2005 Dec15(12):1651-60 abstract & p.1651 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID16339362
Method P.1651 right column 3rd paragraph: "When the sequence of the 100-Mb genome of C. elegans was published in 1998 (The C. elegans Genome Sequencing Consortium 1998, [PMID 9851916]), very little important information was believed to be missing. Nonetheless, several recalcitrant gaps remained, and [researchers] had aimed from the start for a complete description of the content and structure of this benchmark genome. With persistence, [they] have now accumulated, by a variety of methods, the mapping and sequence information that completes the genome. The work behind this achievement is summarized in Text Box 1 link and described in more detail in the Supplemental material."
Comments P.1651 right column bottom paragraph: "As a result, the C. elegans sequence is fully contiguous telomere to telomere and with the mitochondrial genome totals 100,291,840 bp." For genome size of 8x10^7bp see comments section of BNID 100287
Entered by Ben Marks
ID 101363