Genome size

Value 1.36e+8 bp Range: 27,416 coding genes bp
Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference EnsemblPlants, Arabidopsis thaliana Assembly and Gene Annotation, Assembly: TAIR10, INSDC Assembly GCA_000001735.1, Sep 2010 link retrieved May 1st 2015
Method "The complete genome sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana was first published by the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative in 2000 [ref 1 PMID 11130711] and was determined by a BAC-by-BAC sequencing strategy anchored to chromosomes using a variety of genetic and physical maps." BAC=Bacterial Artificial Chromosome
Comments (Top paragraph:)"Arabidopsis thaliana is a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology. Arabidopsis is a member of the mustard (Brassicaceae) family, which includes cultivated species such as cabbage and radish. Arabidopsis is not of major agronomic significance, but it offers important advantages for basic research in genetics and molecular biology. Arabidopsis thaliana has a genome size of ~135 Mbp, and a haploid chromosome number of 5." Total sequence length 135,670,229 bp
Entered by Uri M
ID 111380