Plastid genome of Aster altaicus var. uchiyamae Kitam., an endanger species of Korean asterids

  • Park, Jihye (Green Plant Institute, B-301, Heungdeok IT Valley) ;
  • Shim, Jaekyung (Green Plant Institute, B-301, Heungdeok IT Valley) ;
  • Won, Hyosig (Department of Biological Science, Daegu University) ;
  • Lee, Jungho (Green Plant Institute, B-301, Heungdeok IT Valley)
  • Received : 2016.07.12
  • Accepted : 2017.02.07
  • Published : 2017.02.28


Aster altaicus var. uchiyamae Kitam. is an endemic taxon of Korea and is protected by law as an endanger taxon. The genetic information of A. altaicus var. uchiyamae is unavailable in Genbank. Here we sequenced chloroplast genome of A. altaicus var. uchiyamae. The cp-genome of Aster altaicus var. uchiyamae was 152,446 bps in size: LSC was 84,240 bps, IR 25,005 bps, SSC 18,196 bps. The cp-genome contains 112 genes and 21 introns consisted of 79 protein coding genes(PCGs), 4 RNA genes, and 29 tRNA genes, with 20 group II introns and one group I intron. There were three pseudo-genes including ${\psi}$-ycf1, ${\psi}$-rps19, and ${\psi}$-trnT_GGU. Eighteen genes, five introns, and parts of two genes and an intron are found within the IR, which has two copies. The cp-DNA of Aster altaicus var. uchiyamae is distinguished from A. spathulifolius, only known cp-genome of the genus Aster, by 172 SNP in genic regions of 43 PCGs and 21 indels in 11 PCGs and SSU. The chloroplast genome sequence was deposited at GenBank (KX35265).


Aster altaicus;Asteraceae;chloroplast genome;Compositae;indel;SNP;${\psi}$-trnT_GGU


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources


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