A complete chloroplast genome sequence of Gastrodia elata (Orchidaceae) represents high sequence variation in the species

Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Resources
Jongsun Park, Youngbae Suh, Sangtae Kim*
Gastrodia elata is a non-photosynthetic saprophytic plant of medicinal use in the oriental countries. We report the second complete chloroplast (cp) genome of G. elata from a sample collected in Korea. The length of cp genome is only 35,180 bp: there is no inverted repeated region and many photosynthesis genes are missing compared to typical angiosperm cp genomes. It includes 20 protein-coding genes, 3 rRNAs, and 5 tRNAs. The overall GC content of the genome was 26.7\%. Relatively, high intra-specific variation (457 SNPs and 670 indels) is detected in the species comparing it with other seed plants.

Genbank accessions

Genbank accessions
No Name Description Link
1 MN296709 Gastrodia elata chloroplast, partial genome Go to NCBI
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