Insect genome sizes (in pg, ± SE), based on data from the Animal Genome Size Database . Ants (Formicidae) are represented by the filled black bar. Each family is labeled at the bottom; the respective orders are shown at the top. Numbers above each bar indicate the number of species in each family for which genome sizes have been estimated. When values from the Animal Genome Size Database were presented as a range, we used the midpoint as the value for that species.
Tsutsui et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008 8:64 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-64