Complete chloroplast genome sequences of two Boehmeria species (Urticaceae)

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Boehmeria is an important genus; however, no plastid genome has been reported to date. Here we report the complete chloroplast genomes for two Boehmeria species. The chloroplast genomes of Boehmeria umbrosa and Boehmeria spicata were found to be 170920 bp and 170958 in length, respectively, and the GC contents were 35.5 and 35.3%, respectively. The sequences of each species contained 112 unique genes, including 30 tRNA, 4 rRNA, and 78 protein-coding genes. This is the first report of cp genomes for Boehmeria, and will be useful for identifying molecular markers with which to address taxonomic problems in the genus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-940
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B
Issue number2
Early online date23 Aug 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Aug 2018

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Boehmeria
  • chloroplast genome
  • phylogeny
  • Urticaceae


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