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I searched the web but cannot find an answer for my question. Has the genome size of Crocus sativus been determined?

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Neither NCBI nor Ensembl have a genome project listed for any crocus species, although individual ethidium bromide stained nuclei have been analyzed by flow cytometry, revealing approximately 11.4 pg of DNA per nucleus (warning, pay wall).

C. sativus is triploid, giving it a C-value of 3.8 pg which works out to a haploid genetic content of about 3.45 Gbp.

(full credit to canadianer for finding the Brandizzi paper)

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  • $\begingroup$ Here's a paper that actually measures C. sativus: link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00985356 They got around 11.3 pg and 3.45 Gb $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Feb 8 '15 at 19:05
  • $\begingroup$ 3.45 Gb is apparently for the haploid genome, by the way. $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Feb 8 '15 at 19:11
  • $\begingroup$ Yep, you nailed this question. Why not put it as an actual answer instead of commenting on my, less awesome, answer? I feel like I should actually delete mine now. $\endgroup$
    – Steve Bond
    Feb 8 '15 at 20:28
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    $\begingroup$ Haha well when I first read it the numbers were so close that I thought it was just confirming your estimate. I can post an answer later if I get time, but feel free to edit yours. $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Feb 8 '15 at 20:45

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