C值謎C-value enigma)更常見且較早出現的名稱是C值悖論C-value paradox)。指一個關於真核生物各物種的基因組大小差異的難題,也就是生物的C值(或基因組大小)並不與生物複雜程度相關的現象。例如植物原生動物,可能具有比人類更大的基因組


  • Gregory TR (2005). Genome size evolution in animals. In The Evolution of the Genome (ed. T.R. Gregory), pp. 3-87. Elsevier, San Diego.
  • Gregory TR (2001). Coincidence, coevolution, or causation? DNA content, cell size, and the C-value enigma. Biological Reviews, 76:65-101.
  • Gregory TR (2000). Nucleotypic effects without nuclei: genome size and erythrocyte size in mammals. Genome, 43:895-901.
  • Thomas CA (1971). The genetic organization of chromosomes. Annual Review of Genetics 5:237-256.
  • Swift H (1950). The constancy of desoxyribose nucleic acid in plant nuclei. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 36:643-654.