Genome size (linear chromosome)

Range 900 - 1,000 kb
Organism Bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi
Reference Ferdows MS, Barbour AG. Megabase-sized linear DNA in the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1989 Aug86(15):5969-73. abstract & p.5973 left column top paragraphPubMed ID2762306
Method TAFE (transverse alternating-field electrophoresis)
Comments "When the cells of B. burgdorferi were lysed in agarose and the preparation was subjected to pulsed-field electrophoresis, the bulk of DNA entered the gel and migrated with an apparent size of 900-1000 kb."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111245