Genome sequence surveys of Brachiola algerae and Edhazardia aedis reveal microsporidia with low gene densities.
Microsporidia are well known models of extreme nuclear genome reduction and compaction. The smallest microsporidian genomes have received the most attention, but genomes of different species range in size from 2.3 Mb to 19.5 Mb and the nature of the larger genomes remains unknown.
addresses: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, 3529-6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada. B.A.P.Williams@exeter.ac.uk
notes: PMCID: PMC2387174
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BMC Genomics, 2008, Vol. 9, pp. 200
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