World’s Largest Genome Discovered in a Tiny Fern: ‘Breaks all records’


A simple, unassuming species fern on the island of New Caledonia has the longest genome known. It is 50 times larger than a human genome, 7% bigger than the previous record-holder species, and 20% bigger than the animal. It contains 416 chromosomes […]
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“}]] A plain, modest species of fern has been found to have the longest genome of any living organism known on the island of New Caledonia. It is 50 times more than a human’s, 7 % longer than the previous world record- holding species for longest genome, and 20 % longer than the record- holding animal. It contains 416 chromosomes
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