Counts cells by passing them through a capillary and measure changes in light transmittance; estimates genome size
Complexity/content of a genome, which considers gene# and genome size
10^-12 grams, unit of measure of DNA/cell
million nucleotide bases
mutually exclusive discordance between organismal complexity and genome content; discovery of non-coding DNA created 'enigma'
organisms that have undergone little or no evolutionary change for millenia; e.g. Coelanth