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Genome (base pair) size and gene number by Organism

As I installed Trinity RNA Seq tool, I want to do de novo sequencing to something.

Genome size is base pair (= bp) size, not gene number.

As to check the behavior of Trinity, small genome size (base pairs) is better.

I found this NCBI's page to check genome size for each organism by sorting the genome size.

"Mycoplasma genitalium" [1] genome size is 0.58 Mbp = 580,000 bp. It's very small. And it is used for Craig Ventor's minimal cell [2][3] It looks good to dig the detail by Trinity.

By the way, I found Japanese article about the genome size for each organism with photos. This web site looks very good to know biology.