TABLE 4

Genome size and predicted percentage of satellite DNA

Species strain no.pg ± SEMb ± SEAssembly sizea% satellite DNA
D. sechellia 14021-0248.250.17 ± 0.004171 ± 416724 ± 0
D. simulans 14021-0251.1950.17 ± 0.002162 ± 214217 ± 1
D. melanogaster 14021-0231.360.20 ± 0.017200 ± 1813024 ± 3
D. yakuba 14021-0261.010.19 ± 0.011190 ± 1116923 ± 2
D. erecta 14021-0224.010.14 ± 0.004135 ± 41539 ± 2
D. ananassae 14024-0371.130.22 ± 0.009217 ± 923123 ± 2
D. pseudoobscura 14011-0121.940.20 ± 0.004193 ± 415314 ± 4
D. persimilis 14011-0111.490.20 ± 0.005193 ± 518814 ± 1
D. willistoni 14030-0811.240.23 ± 0.008222 ± 723712 ± 1
D. virilis 15010-1051.870.37 ± 0.013364 ± 1320644 ± 1
D. mojavensis 15081-1352.220.13 ± 0.0130 ± 01942 ± 1
D. grimshawi 15287-2541.000.24 ± 0.005231 ± 520032 ± 0.4
  • Predicted genome sizes for the 12 sequenced Drosophila species. Values, in picograms and megabases, and standard error (±SE) for each strain from propidium iodide flow cytometry measurements are shown. The predicted percentage and standard error (±SE) of underreplicated heterochromatic satellite DNA is shown for each specific strain.

  • a For comparison, the total assembled sequenced genomes in megabases are shown (http://insects.eugenes.org/species/data). All percentage of satellite DNA estimates are from this study.