page provides prokaryote (Bacteria and Archaea) genome sizes in
kilobases (kb) assessed by pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and
complete genome sequencing.
Data for genome sizes determined
by PFGE are available as Table 1. These PFGE data were
compiled as part of the study by Islas et al. (2004) published in Origins of Life
and Evolution of the Biosphere 34: 243-256, and this online
database was generated by T. Ryan Gregory, University of Guelph,
Canada, in collaboration with
Antonio Lazcano and Sara Islas, Facultad de
Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. For additional discussion
of these data, see Gregory and DeSalle (2005) in The Evolution of the Genome.
For genome size data determined by
complete genome sequencing, please consult the following databases,
which are updated regularly: