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Property Organism Value Units ID Details
Lowest estimate of total genome size for largest known viral genome (as of 7/2013) Virus Pandoravirus salinus 2.77 Mb 109556 Philippe N et al., P...
Dimensions Viruses Pandoravirus spp. Length 1: diameter 0.5 μm 109554 Philippe N et al., P...
Number of putative protein-coding sequences (CDSs) Viruses Pandoravirus spp. P. salinus 2556: P. dulcis 1502 protein-coding sequences 109558 Philippe N et al., P...
largest known virus as of 03/14 Pithovirus sibericum Length ~1500 Diameter 500 nm 111143 Legendre, M. et al.,...
Marine virus density Virus in oligotrophic systems 10^8 - in highly productive environments >10^11 virus particles/litre 112427 Jover LF, Effler TC, Buchan A...
Genome size bacteria 0.6 to 9.4 Mb 116954 Cole S, Saint-Girons...
Size of spherical plant virus' virion Virus 25 - 35 nm 111224 Rao AL. Genome packaging...
Tensile strength of virus capsid Virus 1000 (~) bar 111177 Smith DE, Tans SJ, Smith SB...
Eubacterial genome size bacteria <0.6 to >9 Mb 116957 Peterson SN, Fraser CM....
Total genome Size Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster 1.44e+8 Base pairs 111379 National Center for ...
Estimated carbon content in marine virus particle Virus 0.055 - 0.2 fg carbon/viral particle 112421 Jover LF, Effler TC, Buchan A...
DNA mass per double stranded DNA virus Virus 0.09 fg dsDNA/virus 105851 Wommack KE, Colwell RR....
Virus concentration in marine surface sediments Virus 9.6e+8 (1e8-35.3e8) Copies/gram 104963 Danovaro R, Dell'Anno A...
Virus concentration in marine surface sediments Virus 7.65e+12 (±0.32e+12) Copies/m^2 104964 Danovaro R, Dell'Anno A...
Virus radius Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) 20 nm 104376 Santos NC, Castanho MA....
Virus length Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) ≈300 nm 104375 Santos NC, Castanho MA....
Total genome Size Human Homo sapiens 3.22e+9 Base pairs 111378 National Center for ...
Number of Ebola virus species Ebola virus 5 species 111116 Radzimanowski J, Effantin G...
Total genome Size Mouse Mus musculus 2.8e+9 Base pairs 100308 National Center for ...