Amount of DNA (1C-value, smallest of any plant)

Value 0.065 pg Range: Table - link pg
Organism Plant Genlisea aurea
Reference Dr. Ilia J. Leitch, Prof. Andrew R. Leitch, Genome Size Diversity and Evolution in Land Plants, Plant Genome Diversity Volume 2, 2013, pp 307-322 p.308 table 19.1 & p.309 left column top paragraph
Primary Source Greilhuber J, Borsch T, M€uller K, Worberg A, Porembski S, Barthlott W (2006) Smallest angiosperm genomes found in Lentibulariaceae with chromosomes of bacterial size. Plant Biol 8: 770–777 & J. Greilhuber, pers. comm.PubMed ID17203433
Comments "The new data available have extended the range of genome sizes encountered in land plants at both ends of the scale so C-values now vary nearly 2,400-fold. Both record holders are angiosperms with the smallest reported in the eudicot genus Genlisea (G. aurea 1C=0.065 pg, Fig. 19.2a) (Greilhuber et al. 2006 the report of 0.065 pg for G. margaretae actually belongs to G. aurea J. Greilhuber, pers. comm.) while the largest to date is in the monocot Paris japonica which is an octoploid with 2n=8x=40 and a staggering 1C=152.23 pg (Pellicer et al. 2010) (Fig. 19.2b)." "...a 1C-value refers to the amount of DNA in an unreplicated, gametic nucleus with a chromosome number n."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110279