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Korean J. Pl. Taxon > Volume 51(3); 2021 > Article
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 2021;51(3): 337-344.
doi: https://doi.org/10.11110/kjpt.2021.51.3.337
The complete chloroplast genome of Limonium tetragonum (Plumbaginaceae) isolated in Korea
Yongsung KIM1 , Hong XI2, Jongsun PARK2
1Honam National Institute of Biological Resources, Mokpo 58762, Korea
2InfoBoss Inc. and InfoBoss Research Center, Seoul 06278, Korea
Correspondence :  Jongsun PARK ,Email: starflr@infoboss.co.kr
Received: June 27, 2021  Revised: August 16, 2021   Accepted: September 7, 2021
Abstract
The chloroplast genome of Limonium tetragonum (Thunb.) Bullock, a halophytic species, was sequenced to understand genetic differences based on its geographical distribution. The cp genome of L. tetragonum was 154,689 bp long (GC ratio is 37.0%) and has four subregions: 84,572 bp of large single-copy (35.3%) and 12,813 bp of small singlecopy (31.5%) regions were separated by 28,562 bp of inverted repeat (40.9%) regions. It contained 128 genes (83 proteincoding genes, eight rRNAs, and 37 tRNAs). Thirty-five single-nucleotide polymorphisms and 33 INDEL regions (88 bp in length) were identified. Maximum-likelihood and Bayesian inference phylogenetic trees showed that L. tetragonum formed a sister group with L. aureum, which is incongruent with certain previous studies, including a phylogenetic analysis.
KeyWords: Limonium tetragonum, chloroplast genome, phylogenetic analysis, intraspecific variation, Plumbaginaceae
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