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Human Genome News, January 1998; 9:(1-2)

Completed Genomes
Organism Genome
Size (Mb)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 12.1 6034
Escherichia coli 4.6 4288
Bacillus subtilus 4.2 ~4000
Synechocystis sp. 3.6 3168
*Archaeoglobus fulgidus 2.2 2471
*Pyrobaculum aerophilum 2.2 N.A.
Haemophilus influenzae 1.8 1740
1.8 1855
Helicobacter pylori 1.7 1590
*Methanococcus jannaschii 1.7 1692
*Aquifex aolicus 1.5 1508
Borrelia burgdorferi 1.3 863
Treponema pallidum 1.1 1234
Mycoplasma pneumoniae 0.8 677
*Mycoplasma genitalium 0.6 470

*Supported by DOE. Also see genome sequencing projects on Web  (http://www.tigr.org/tdb/mdb/mdb.html).

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