Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Venkatesh, B. 2005. Genome Size. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Genome sizes of organisms vary widely between and within different phylogenetic groups. Factors contributing to the genome sizes are duplication of a part or the whole of the genome, insertions, spread of repetitive elements and deletion of part or whole chromosomes.
- genome size;
- chromosome number;
- minimal genome;