The complete plastome sequence of the endangered orchid Habenaria radiata (Orchidaceae)

Young Kee Kim, Myoung Hai Kwak, Ja Ram Hong, Hoe Won Kim, Sangjin Jo, Jung Yeon Sohn, Se Hwan Cheon, Ki Joong Kim

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In this study, we determined the complete chloroplast sequence of Habenaria radiata (Thunb.) Spreng. (Orchidaceae) (NCBI acc. no. KX871237), an endangered plant species protected by the national law of Korea. The gene order and gene content of the H. radiata plastome are similar to those of typical angiosperm plastomes. The 11 ndh genes, which are usually lost in orchid plastomes, are intact in the H. radiata plastome. The complete plastome is 155,353 bp in length and consists of a large single copy of 84,833 bp and a small single copy of 17,718 bp, separated by two inverted repeats of 26,401 bp. The plastome contains 113 genes, of which 79 are protein-coding genes, 30 are tRNA genes, and four are rRNA genes. Sixteen genes contain one intron and two genes (clpP, ycf3) have two introns. A total of 76 simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci, which consist of 58 mono-SSR, 17 di-SSR, and 1 tri-SSR, are scattered along the H. radiata plastome. Some of these plastome SSR and high sequence divergent regions may be useful for development of genetic markers for the populations of H. radiata and other congeneric species. Phylogenetic analysis identified the sister relationship between H. radiata and H. pantlingiana within the tribe Orchideae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-706
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 20

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a genome research grant for endangered species in Korea from the National Institute of Biological Resources [NIBR 201603203]. Addition funds also provided by the National Research Foundation of Korea [NRF-2015M3A9B8030588 and NRF-2015M3A9B8047398] to KJK.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.


  • Habenaria radiata
  • Orchidaceae
  • endangered species
  • plastome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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