Genome size, chromosome number, average gene length and other genomic features of several organisms

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Reference Derelle E. et al., Genome analysis of the smallest free-living eukaryote Ostreococcus tauri unveils many unique features. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Aug 1 103(31):11647-52. p.11649 table 1PubMed ID16868079
Comments "A genome size [of O. tauri] of 12.56 Mb distributed in 20 superscaffolds corresponding to 20 chromosomes was determined by means of sequence assembly (Fig. 1 and Figs. 4 and 5, which are published as supporting information on the PNAS web site), fully consistent with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis results indicating a total size of 12.5 to 13 Mb (Fig. 4 and Supporting Text , which are published as supporting informa- tion on the PNAS web site). This genome size is similar to that of the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe , despite their larger cell size, but smaller than any other oxyphototrophic eukaryote known so far, including the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae (26) (Fig. 2 and Table 1). The G C content of O. tauri is more akin to that of C. merolae than to that of plants, fungi, or even T. pseudonana (Table 1). As shown in Fig. 2 and Table 1, 8,166 protein-coding genes were predicted in the nuclear genome, making O. tauri the most gene dense free-living eukaryote known to date."
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