Genome size of Mycoplasma genitalium

C. J. Su, J. B. Baseman

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The genome size of Mycoplasma genitalium was determined by using restriction enzymes that infrequently cut its DNA. The calculated value of 577 to 590 kilobases is one-fourth smaller than the genome of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which is considered among the smallest genomes of self-replicating organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4705-4707
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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