Table 1 Genome size variation and ploidy levels in Porphyra species analysed in this study.

From: Polyploid lineages in the genus Porphyra

Main genome sizes found Occasional genome sizes found
Genome size (pg) approx 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.6
Ploidy level 2 x 3 x 4 x 6 x 8 x 9x 12x G2 of 8x
P. umbilicalis 0.19 (0.02) 0.33 (0.01) 0.39 (0.06) 0.67 (0.03) 0.75 (0.04) 1.01 (0.01) 1.20 1.62
P. dioica 0.19 (0.01) 0.32 (0.01) 0.38 (0.02) 0.68 (0.02) 0.74 (0.02) 1.01 (0.02) 1.13 (0.01) 1.44 (0.02)
P. linearis 0.19 (0.04) 0.31 (0.02) 0.44 (0.06) 0.64 (0.04) 0.83 (0.03)    
  1. Mean and standard deviation of genome size and ploidy levels in the three Porphyra species. Full data set for all the samples is provided in Appendix 1.