Research Article

Characterization of the complete Chloroplast genome of Correa carmen, a valuable winter-flowering shrub

Published: October 21, 2017
Genet. Mol. Res. 16(4): gmr16039815 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr16039815
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(2017). Characterization of the complete Chloroplast genome of Correa carmen, a valuable winter-flowering shrub. Genet. Mol. Res. 16(4): gmr16039815. https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr16039815
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Abstract

Correa carmen is considered important because of its
considerable ornamental and economic value. The most striking
characteristic of C. carmen flowers is their long winter-flowering
period. In the present study, we generated the first complete C.
carmen chloroplast genome sequence based on Illumina paired-end
sequencing data. The entire chloroplast genome comprises a circular
molecule with 156,759 bp that forms a quadripartite organization
with two inverted repeats (26,981 bp) separated by large (84,887 bp)
and small (17,910 bp) single copy sequences. The C. carmen genome
includes 95 protein-coding genes, 31 transfer RNA genes, and eight 
 
ribosomal RNA genes. Additionally, the base composition of the
genome is biased (30.38% A, 18.92% C, 19.63% G, and 31.07% T)
with an overall GC content of 38.55%. The results of a phylogenetic
analysis are consistent with the traditional taxonomic framework of
the family Rutaceae, and C. carmen is closely related to
Phellodendron amurense.
 
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