The largest eukaryotic genome of them all?
Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2010
© 2010 The Linnean Society of London
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume 164, Issue 1, pages 10–15, September 2010
How to Cite
PELLICER, J., FAY, M. F. and LEITCH, I. J. (2010), The largest eukaryotic genome of them all?. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 164: 10–15. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2010.01072.x
- Issue online: 15 SEP 2010
- Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2010
- Received 30 June 2010; revised 12 July 2010; accepted for publication 19 July 2010
- flow cytometry;
- genome size;
- guard cells;
We report the largest eukaryotic genome to date in the monocot Paris japonica (Melanthiaceae, 1C = 152.23 pg), measured using flow cytometry. This value is 15% larger than any previous estimate and extends the range of genome sizes to c. 2400-fold across angiosperms and c. 66 000-fold across eukaryotes. © 2010 The Linnean Society of London, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2010, 164, 10–15.