Life made up by 473 genes in 531 kb

Design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome.

Hutchison CA 3rd, Chuang RY, Noskov VN, Assad-Garcia N, Deerinck TJ, Ellisman MH, Gill J, Kannan K, Karas BJ, Ma L, Pelletier JF, Qi ZQ, Richter RA, Strychalski EA, Sun L, Suzuki Y, Tsvetanova B, Wise KS, Smith HO, Glass JI, Merryman C, Gibson DG, Venter JC.

Science. 2016 Mar 25;351(6280):aad6253. doi: 10.1126/science.aad6253.

PMID: 27013737

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6280/aad6253