Do not guess the size of your organism’s genome size.
Genomes sizes vary widely, even between closely related species.
It is common for informed guesstimates to be off by 20 % t0 300%. How then can you make informed decisions about coverage, cost and percent completion?
We determine genome size on a regular basis for a wide range of organisms, but specialize in Arthropods. Send us a line. We like collaborative work, but will also do estimates at cost. For single species requests our costs are typically $300 for 5 replicates of each sex of a given. For exotic species, where we have no experience, we charge up to $1200 to develop appropriate standards and refine methods as required to ensure the estimate is accurate and precise.
J. Spencer Johnston, Professor
Department of Entomology
College Station , TX 77843-2475
Office Phone: (979) 845-8295