Genome size

Value 3.4e+7 bp Range: Table - link bp
Organism Amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum
Reference Eichinger et al., The genome of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Nature. 2005 May 5 435(7038):43-57. p. 44 right column 2nd paragraph & table 1PubMed ID15875012
Method "[Researchers used] a whole-chromosome shotgun (WCS) strategy, partially purifying each chromosome electrophoretically and treating it as a separate project. This approach was supported by novel statistical tools to recover chromosome specificity from the impure WCS libraries, and by highly detailed HAPPY maps that provided a framework for sequence assembly."
Comments "The six chromosomal assemblies span 33,817 kb (Table 1), including ~156 kb in the form of clone-, sequence- and repeat gaps. Assuming that most of the floating contigs lie beyond the termini of the assemblies, the total genome size is estimated at 34,042,810 bp."
Entered by Uri M
ID 105513