genome size

Embryonic development and a quantitative model of programmed DNA elimination in Mesocyclops edax (S. A. Forbes, 1891) (Copepoda: Cyclopoida)

The highly programmed fragmentation of chromosomes and elimination of large amounts of nuclear DNA from the presomatic cell lineages (i.e., chromatin diminution), occurs in the embryos of the freshwater zooplankton Mesocyclops edax (S. A. Forbes, 1891) (Crustacea: Copepoda).