The complete chloroplast genome of Nepal Holly, Ilex integra Thunb. (Aquifoliaceae)
Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Resources 4 (1): 1257-1258
Jongsun Park*, Yongsung Kim, Woochan Kwon, Suhwan Nam, Hong Xi
( Ilex integra chloroplast genome )
Ilex integra Thunb. is an ornamental tree distributed in Korea, Taiwan, mid-Southern China, and Japan. To understand the genetic differences between I. integra and I. cornuta, we presented complete chloroplast genome of I. integra, which is 157,548 bp long and has four subregions: 86,935 bp of large single copy (LSC) and 18,426 bp of small single copy (SSC) regions are separated by 26,093 bp of inverted repeat (IR) regions including 131 genes (86 protein-coding genes, 8 rRNAs, and 37 tRNAs). The overall GC content of the chloroplast genome is 37.6\% and those in the LSC, SSC, and IR regions are 35.7\%, 31.9\%, and 42.9\%, respectively. Phylogenetic trees show that I. integra is clustered with I. cornuta and I. latifolia. Sequence variations identified from I. integra and I. corunta presents that both species have enough sequence variations as different species.