The c value in biology, c meaning the total size of haploid cells, was considered to display the complexity of the genome based on the how complicated the organism is. As in, eukaryotic species are complex hence bigger genome size hence high C- value. But a common salamander can have a genome 15 times bigger than a human, does that make it more complex? It turns out that there is no direct correlation that can describe a standardized measure of complexity..atleast not yet.. hence the term c value paradox. YAOZA!!
“Being a little chauvinistic toward our own species, we like to think that man is surely one of the most complicated species on earth and thus needs just about the maximum number of genes” - Comings DE (1972)