Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome sequence of Cecropia pachystachya

Zeng-Yuan Wu, Xin Yu Du, Richard I. Milne, Jie Liu, De Zhu Li

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Abstract / Description of output

The complete chloroplast genome of Cecropia pachystachya Trécul was determined in this study. The total genome size was 153,925 bp in length, containing a pair of inverted repeats (IRs) of 25,443 bp, which were separated by large single copy (LSC) and small single copy (SSC) of 84,947 bp and 18,092 bp, respectively. The GC contents is 36.5%. A total of 112 unique genes were annotated, including 30 tRNA, four rRNA, and 78 protein-coding genes. This is the first report of a cp genome for the formerly recognised family Cecropiaceae, and it confirmed that Cecropia pachystachya belongs within Urticaceae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-737
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B
Issue number2
Early online date17 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Cecropiaceae
  • chloroplast genome
  • phylogeny
  • urticaceae


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