The complete plastome sequence of the endangered orchid Kuhlhasseltia nakaiana (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 report the complete plastome sequence of Kuhlhasseltia nakaiana (F.Maek.) Ormerod (Orchidaceae) (NCBI acc. no. KY354041), an endangered plant species protected by the national law of Korea. The gene order and number in the K. nakaiana plastome were similar to a typical orchid plastome. The complete plastome was 147,614 bp in length and consisted of a large single copy region of 81,617 bp and a small single copy region of 13,673 bp, separated by two inverted repeats of 26,162 bp. The plastome contained 103 genes, of which 69 were protein-coding genes, 30 were tRNA genes, and four were rRNA genes. Fourteen genes contained one intron and two genes (clpP and ycf3) had two introns. The AT content of the plastome was 60.5%. A total of 74 simple sequence repeat regions were identified from the plastome. Phylogenetic analysis determined that K. nakaiana was a member of the tribe Cranichideae and revealed the sister group relationship between K. nakaiana and Ludisia discolor within the tribe Cranichideae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-703
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]. Additional funds were 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.


  • Kuhlhasseltia nakaiana
  • Orchidaceae
  • Plastome
  • endangered species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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