Genome size (smallest of endosymbiont bacteria)

Value 143795 bps
Organism Bacteria Hodgkinia cicadicola
Reference McCutcheon JP, McDonald BR, Moran NA. Origin of an alternative genetic code in the extremely small and GC-rich genome of a bacterial symbiont. PLoS Genet. 2009 Jul5(7):e1000565. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000565. p.1 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19609354
Comments "Here [researchers] describe the genomic properties of an a-Proteobacterial symbiont (for which [researchers] propose the name Candidatus Hodgkinia cicadicola) from the cicada Diceroprocta semicincta (Davis 1928) [17]. [Researchers] show that at only 143,795 bps it has the smallest known cellular genome, but has a high GC content of 58.4% and a recoding of UGA Stop?Trp."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108693