The complete plastome sequence of Durio zibethinus L. (Malvaceae) is determined in this study (NCBI acc. no. MG138151). D. zibethinus is an important fruit crop in Southeastern Asia and known as the ‘king of fruit’. Our D. zibethinus plastome is the first reported sequences from the subfamily Helicteroideae of Malvaceae. The plastome sequence of D. zibethinus is 163,974 bp in length and it is composed of a pair of 23,679 bp inverted repeat regions separated by large and small single-copy regions of 95,704 bp and 20,912 bp, respectively. The gene order and structure of the D. zibethinus are similar to those of the typical plastome of land plants. The plastome encodes 113 genes, of which 79 are protein-coding genes, 30 are tRNA genes, and four are rRNA genes. Fifteen genes contain single intron and two genes have two introns. A total of 144 simple sequence repeats (SSR) were identified in the genome. Phylogenetic analysis show that D. zibethinus (Helicteroideae) is sister group of Tilia (Tilioideae) clade with 100% bootstrap support.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) under the Grant nos. NRF-2015M3A9B8030588 and NRF-2015M3A9B8047398 to K.-J. Kim Additional fund was supported by a Korea University Grant 2017 to K.-J. Kim.
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- Durio zibethinus
- tropical fruit
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology