In article <6bpc8p$aog_002 at uovs.ac.za>, GABRE at wwg3.uovs.ac.za (Gabre Kemp) writes:
>>I urgently need to know the size of the wheat genome (in bp).
>Please mail me at: gabre at wwg3.uovs.ac.za>>>Thank you
Plant Molecular Biology, 2nd edition, by Grierson & Covey provides
a table listing the nuclear DNA content for a number of plants in
For hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum) this is 17.3 pg, which
corresponds to 17.3 x 965,000,000 / 6 = 2.800,000,000 base pairs
per haploid genome, about the size of the human genome.