Genome size

Value 9.8e+7 bp
Organism Placozoan Trichoplax adhaerens
Reference Srivastava et al., The Trichoplax genome and the nature of placozoans. Nature. 2008 Aug 21 454(7207):955-60. p.956 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID18719581
Method "[Researchers] produced a high-quality draft sequence of the ~98 million base pair (megabases, Mb) Trichoplax genome using whole-genome shotgun methods (Putnam et al., 2007 PMID 17615350) with ~8-fold redundant sequence coverage."
Comments "Although the Trichoplax body plan is simple, its genome encodes a rich array of transcription factors and signalling pathways that are typically associated with eumetazoan developmental patterning and cell-type specification." Trichoplax chromosome number (2n) is 12 (Andy R. Beaumont, 1994 Genetics and evolution of aquatic organisms, p. 370 2nd paragraph under heading '(a) Platyhelminthes') link (search for 'Platyhelminthes' in link, and scroll up one page
Entered by Uri M
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