The Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequences of the Medicinal Plant Pogostemon cablin
AbstractPogostemon cablin, the natural source of patchouli alcohol, is an important herb in the Lamiaceae family. Here, we present the entire chloroplast genome of P. cablin. This genome, with 38.24% GC content, is 152,460 bp in length. The genome presents a typical quadripartite structure with two inverted repeats (each 25,417 bp in length), separated by one small and one large single-copy region (17,652 and 83,974 bp in length, respectively). The chloroplast genome encodes 127 genes, of which 107 genes are single-copy, including 79 protein-coding genes, four rRNA genes, and 24 tRNA genes. The genome structure, GC content, and codon usage of this chloroplast genome are similar to those of other species in the family, except that it encodes less protein-coding genes and tRNA genes. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that P. cablin diverged from the Scutellarioideae clade about 29.45 million years ago (Mya). Furthermore, most of the simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are short polyadenine or polythymine repeats that contribute to high AT content in the chloroplast genome. Complete sequences and annotation of P. cablin chloroplast genome will facilitate phylogenic, population and genetic engineering research investigations involving this particular species. View Full-Text
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He, Y.; Xiao, H.; Deng, C.; Xiong, L.; Yang, J.; Peng, C. The Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequences of the Medicinal Plant Pogostemon cablin. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 820.
He Y, Xiao H, Deng C, Xiong L, Yang J, Peng C. The Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequences of the Medicinal Plant Pogostemon cablin. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(6):820.Chicago/Turabian Style
He, Yang; Xiao, Hongtao; Deng, Cao; Xiong, Liang; Yang, Jian; Peng, Cheng. 2016. "The Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequences of the Medicinal Plant Pogostemon cablin." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 6: 820.
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