Table 1

A list of genomes investigated in the paper
Organism Genome Length (in bp) Genes Type
Nanoarchaeum equitans 490,885 536 Minimal archaeum
Mycoplasma genitalium 580,076 476 Minimal bacterium
Mycoplasma mycoides 1,211,703 1,016 Venter’s experiment bacterium
Haemophilus influenzae 1,830,138 1,717 First sequenced bacterium
Escherichia coli 4,639,675 4,685 Bacterium model (K-12)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 6,264,404 5,566 Ubiquitous bacterium
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 12,070,898 6,275 Unicellular eukaryote (Yeast)
Sorangium cellulosum 13,033,779 9,700 Longest genome bacterium
Homo sapiens chr. 19 63,800,000 2,066 Highest gene density H. chromosome
Caenorhabditis elegans 100,267,632 19,000 Worm (around 1000 cells)
Drosophila melanogaster 129,663,327 14,000 Insect (fruit fly)
Homo sapiens chr. 1 247,000,000 3,511 Longest Human chromosome

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Castellini et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:485   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-485

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