Largest known genome size

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Value 6.7e+11 bp
Organism Amoeba dubia
Reference Parfrey LW, Lahr DJ, Katz LA. The dynamic nature of eukaryotic genomes. Mol Biol Evol. 2008 Apr25(4):787-94.PubMed ID18258610
Primary Source Friz CT. The biochemical composition of the free-living amoebae Chaos chaos, Amoeba dubia and Amoeba proteus.Comp Biochem Physiol. 1968 Jul26(1):81-90.PubMed ID4249055
Comments The size for Amoeba dubia is based on total DNA content, and in fact there might be perhaps a hundred or more copies of the chromosome.
Entered by Uri M
ID 104470