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Table 1 Genome size and chromosome numbers in Cuscuta

From: Systematics and plastid genome evolution of the cryptically photosynthetic parasitic plant genus Cuscuta(Convolvulaceae)

  Species Nuclear genome size estimate (pg/2C) SD Published chromosome estimate (2n)
Convolvulaceae     
  Ipomoea purpurea 1.51 0.020 30
Subgenus Monogyna     
  Cuscuta exaltata 41.86 0.559 ?
  Cuscuta lupuliformis 44.93 0.290 28
Subgenus Cuscuta     
  Cuscuta epilinum 7.74 0.177 42
  Cuscuta europaea 2.15 0.046 14
Subgenus Grammica     
  Cuscuta chilensis 5.73 0.074 ? (C. odorata = 32)
  Cuscuta indecora 65.54 0.572 30
  Cuscuta obtusiflora 1.58 0.022 ?
  Cuscuta polygonorum 1.62 0.018 ?
  Cuscuta campestris 10.83 0.290 56
  Cuscuta pentagona 1.16 0.023 56,44
  Cuscuta veatchii 5.83 0.096 ? (C. denticulata = 30)
  Cuscuta compacta 15.69 0.056 30
  Cuscuta rostrata 8.12 0.015 ?
  Cuscuta cephalanthi 7.85 0.029 60
  Cuscuta gronovii (NJ) 7.56 0.129 60
  Cuscuta gronovii (OH) 7.17 0.109 ...
  Cuscuta gronovii (C PA) 13.81 0.074 ...
  Cuscuta gronovii (SE PA) 4.37 0.194 ...
  Cuscuta gronovii calyptrata 11.47 0.130 ...
  1. Geographic locations are given in parentheses for different accessions of Cuscuta gronovii. Although genome size data was unavailable for Cuscuta odorata and C. denticulata, they are close relatives of C. chilensis and C. denticulata respectively and so their published chromosome counts are listed. Standard deviations for all genome size estimates are based on four measurements.