Table 1

Statistics from some contemporary finishing projects.

Genome

Size (Mbp)

Sequencing Center

Release Date

Finishing Reads


Yersinia pestis Angola

4.68

TIGR

12/12/07

5,642

Frankia sp. CcI3

5.4

JGI

02/06/06

2,417

Vibrio cholerae O395

4.1

TIGR

05/08/07

4,521

Salmonella enterica SL476

4.99

JCVI

07/24/08

799

Pantoea stewartii stewartii

-

Baylor

Ongoing

524

Verrucomicrobium spinosum DSM4136

8.2

JCVI

Ongoing

3,828

Aliivibrio salmonicida LFI1238

4.6

Sanger

10/01/08

2,033


Data was collected from NCBI's Trace Archive and Genomes Database. The V. cholerae genome was sequenced using a 454/Sanger hybrid approach while the rest of the genomes were sequenced by Sanger sequencing. Note that the P. stewartii genome was found to be particularly hard to finish, despite the high sequence coverage using Sanger sequencing, because of the presence of numerous plasmids in the sequenced strain.

Nagarajan et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:242   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-242

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