Chromosome number (2n)

Value 8 unitless
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Animal Genome Size Database, Release 2.0 link
Primary Source Rasch, E.M., H.J. Barr, and R.W. Rasch (1971). The DNA content of sperm of Drosophila melanogaster. Chromosoma 33: 1-18.PubMed ID5574762
Comments "Animal Genome Size Database, Release 2.0, a comprehensive catalogue of animal genome size data. Haploid DNA contents (C-values, in picograms) are currently available for 5635 species (3731 vertebrates and 1904 non-vertebrates) based on 7286 records from 683 published sources." Search "Drosophila melanogaster" & see 6th row in results page. Notice that this is the 2n value, i.e. counting the sister chromosomes as two separate chromosomes
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
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