Economy, speed and size matter: evolutionary forces driving nuclear genome miniaturization and expansion.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Nuclear genome size varies 300 000-fold, whereas transcriptome size varies merely 17-fold. In the largest genomes nearly all DNA is non-genic secondary DNA, mostly intergenic but also within introns. There is now compelling evidence that secondary DNA is functional, i.e. positively selected by organismal selection, not the purely neutral or… (More)

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@article{CavalierSmith2005EconomySA, title={Economy, speed and size matter: evolutionary forces driving nuclear genome miniaturization and expansion.}, author={Thomas Cavalier-Smith}, journal={Annals of botany}, year={2005}, volume={95 1}, pages={147-75} }