Keywords: Sporobolus helvolus, Chloroplast genome, Phylogeny, Poaceae
Sporobolus helvolus is perennial halophytic grass of family Poaceae. It is important grass for arid ecosystem because of its value as fodder and as controller of desertification. In present study complete chloroplast genome of S. helvolus was sequenced. The size of chloroplast genome is 135410 bp with overall GC content 38.4%. It exhibited regular quadripartite structure with 80719 bp of LSC region, 14699 bp of SSC region and 39992 bp of total IR region. A total of 127 genes were identified, including 89 coding genes, 30 tRNAs, 8 ribosomal RNAs and 1 pseudogene (ycf15). Phylogenetic analysis was performed using 14 other members representing major subfamilies of Poaceae and it clearly discriminate S. helvolus from other Sporobolus species.
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