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Table 2 Genome sizes of the reference arthropods estimated by the qPCR-based method

From: Estimation of the genome sizes of the chigger mites Leptotrombidium pallidum and Leptotrombidium scutellare based on quantitative PCR and k-mer analysis

Species Gene Actual size (Mb)a Estimated size (Mb) Estimation accuracy (%)
Formula from Dolezel et al.b Formula from Wilhelm et al.b Average
Drosophila melanogaster RpS3 180 182 ± 14 195 ± 15 188 ± 9 95.1
Apis mellifera RpS3 236 273 ± 86 293 ± 92 283 ± 14 79.8
Tetranychus urticae RpS3 90 86 ± 36 92 ± 39 89 ± 4 98.9
  1. aActual genome size information was obtained from references [33, 34], and [35] for D. melanogaster, A. mellifera and T. urticae, respectively.
  2. bFor the formula ‘Dolezel et al.’ and ‘Wilhelm et al.’, please refer references [30] and [27], respectively.