Database Of Genome Sizes
While gathering data for a lecture on sequence analysis we became aware of
the great interest in the research community for a comprehensive list of
(estimated) genome sizes for different organisms. The purpose of this
database is to provide such a list.
The ultimate goal is to compile a list of all the known organisms and
their respective genome sizes. Both the completed and estimated genomes
are listed. The estimated genome sizes are given for both the
organisms currently being sequenced and those for which no sequencing
programme is in progress.
Sources of information
The genome sizes that we provide have been collected from the scientific
literature and personal communications. Whenever possible the reference
is listed. Alternative estimates exist for many uncompleted genomes. In such
cases the newest reference will be quoted in the first room followed by other,
less recent estimates.
We do not claim that the data and the references listed to support them are
in any way superior to other sources of information. They should be subjected
to validation by users in possession of expert knowledge. We expect the users
to return comments and suggestions of more accurate data and more appropriate