Authors: Pasquale Luca Curci, Gabriella Sonnante

PMID: 25812057

DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1025257

ISSN: 2470-1408

Journal Title: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A, DNA mapping, sequencing, and analysis

Publication Date: 2016 07

Abstract

The complete chloroplast genome of the wild thistle Cynara humilis L. (Asteraceae) is presented in this study. The genome is 152,585 bp in length and has a quadripartite structure composed by a large single-copy (LSC) of 83,622 bp, a small single-copy (SSC) of 18,651 bp and two inverted repeats (IRb/a) of 25,156 bp each. The GC content corresponds to 37.7%. The amount of unique genes is 114, in which 17 are duplicated in the IRs, for a total of 131 genes. A maximum parsimony phylogenetic analysis revealed that C. humilis chloroplast genome is closely related to that of the globe artichoke within the Carduoideae subfamily.

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