The complete chloroplast genome of Korean endemic species, Cirsium rhinoceros (H.Lév. & Vaniot) Nakai (Asteraceae)
Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Resources
Sang June Nam, Jung-Min Kim, Yongsung Kim, Ja-Jung Ku, Su-Young Jung, You-Mi Lee, Seong-Ki Kim*, Hong Xi, Jin-Young Song*, Jongsun Park*
Cirsium rhinoceros (H.Lév. & Vaniot) Nakai has been used a traditional medicine. Complete chloroplast genome of C. rhinoceros is 152,576 bp long and has four subregions: 87,262 bp of large single copy (LSC) and 21,486 bp of small single copy (SSC) regions that are separated by 18,742 bp of inverted repeat (IR) regions including 133 genes (88 protein-coding genes, 8 rRNAs, and 37 tRNAs). The overall GC content of this chloroplast genome is 37.7\% and in the LSC, SSC, and IR regions are 36.0\%, 31.4\%, and 43.8\%, respectively. Phylogenetic trees show that Cirsium species are clustered along with their distribution.