Largest known bacterial genome size

Value 1.3e+7 bp
Organism Bacteria Sorangium cellulosum
Reference Schneiker S et al. Complete genome sequence of the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum. Nat Biotechnol. 2007 Nov25(11):1281-9. doi:10.1038/nbt1354 abstract & p.1283 table 1PubMed ID17965706
Method "The genome sequence of S. cellulosum So ce56 was obtained by whole genome shotgun sequencing, and the assembly was validated by a complete fosmid map (Supplementary Fig. 1 online)."
Comments "[Researchers] report the complete genome sequence of the model Sorangium strain S. cellulosum So ce56, which produces several natural products and has morphological and physiological properties typical of the genus. The circular genome, comprising 13,033,779 base pairs, is the largest bacterial genome sequenced to date." p.1282 left column 2nd paragraph:"At 13,033,799 base pairs, the circular chromosome is the largest bacterial genome described to date by ~4 Mb. The S. cellulosum genome contains 9,367 predicted protein coding sequences (CDS), numbered from the initiation codon of the dnaA gene."
Entered by Uri M
ID 104469