Extensive variation in genome size within and among the main groups of life

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Organism Various
Reference Gregory TR. Synergy between sequence and size in large-scale genomics. Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Sep6(9):699-708. p.700 box 1PubMed ID16151375
Comments "Ever since the first general surveys of nuclear DNA content were carried out in the early 1950s it has been apparent that eukaryotic genome sizes vary enormously and that this is unrelated to intuitive ideas of morphological complexity. This discrepancy between genome size and complexity remains clear more than half a century later, with genome sizes now available for nearly 9,000 species of animals and plants."
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