Size of nucleomorph genome

Value 551 kb
Organism Algae Guillardia theta
Reference Gilson PR. Nucleomorph genomes: much ado about practically nothing. Genome Biol. 2001 2(8):REVIEWS1022. p.1 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID11532218
Primary Source Douglas S, Zauner S, Fraunholz M, Beaton M, Penny S, Deng LT, Wu X, Reith M, Cavalier-Smith T, Maier UG. The highly reduced genome of an enslaved algal nucleus. Nature. 2001 Apr 26 410(6832):1091-6.PubMed ID11323671
Comments At a scant 551kb (545 according to p.2 fig.1) the nucleomorph genome of G. theta is one of the smallest and most gene-dense genomes known (1 gene per 977 base pairs)(primary source). On 3 chromosomes.
Entered by Uri M
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