September 21, 2019  |  

Complete chloroplast genome sequence of the red silk cotton tree (Bombax ceiba)

Authors: Gao, Yong and Wang, Haibo and Liu, Chao and Chu, Honglong and Yan, Yuehui and Tang, Lizhou

Bombax ceiba L. is a beautiful and deciduous tree with great ecological and economic importance. The third generation sequencing of chloroplast genome of B. ceiba was conducted on the PacBio sequencing platform (Pacific Biosciences). The complete chloroplast genome was 158,997?bp, which contains a large single-copy (LSC) region (89,021?bp), a small single-copy (SSC) region (21,110?bp), and two inverted repeats (IRs) (24,433?bp). In total, 116 genes were annotated, including 81 protein-coding genes, eight rRNA genes, and 27 tRNA genes. The phylogenetic tree showed that B. ceiba was closely clustered with one clade of Malvaceae.

Journal: Mitochondrial DNA Part B
DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2017.1422399
Year: 2018

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