Genome

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A genome is the total mass of DNA found within one cell of an organism, usually measured in Mb (megabases). Genome size and content varies widely depending on factors such as species, for example large proportions of certain genomes (e.g. the human genome) are non-coding, others contain little non-coding sequence. This has been seen in modern sequencing methods where the genome for 1000s of species have been determined, including Hemophilus influenzae and Saccharomyces cerevisiae [1].

References

  1. HARTL, D.L. et al., 2009; p32 Genetics: Analysis Of Genes and Genomes, 7th edition, Ontario: Jones and Bartlett.


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