DNA content for 407 plant species from the USA

DNA content for 407 plant species from the USA

DNA content for 407 plant species from the USA

The genome sizes of plants represent a key character often associated with other traits. Bai et al. use flow cytometry to provide prime C-values for 514 taxa. Most of these (407) are new reports, including 129 genera and five families extending over 390 angiosperms, two gymnosperms, ten monilophytes and five lycophytes. New family C-value maxima or minima are reported for Betulaceae, Ericaceae, Ranunculaceae and Sapindaceae. These data provide the basis to explore phylogenetic patterns of C-value variation and relationships between genome size and other functional traits with the goal of linking genome size variation to other patterns of diversity and drivers of ecological change.