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The chloroplast genomes of Bryopsis plumosa and Tydemania expeditiones (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): compact genomes and genes of bacterial origin
Leliaert, F.; Lopez-Bautista, J.M. (2015). The chloroplast genomes of Bryopsis plumosa and Tydemania expeditiones (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): compact genomes and genes of bacterial origin. BMC Genom. 16: 204. hdl.handle.net/10.1186/s12864-015-1418-3
In: BMC Genomics. BioMed Central: London. ISSN 1471-2164, more
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Keywords
    Viridiplantae; Marine
Author keywords
    Horizontal gene transfer; Introns; Mobile elements; Phylogenomics; Plastid genome;

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  • Leliaert, F., more
  • Lopez-Bautista, J.M.

Abstract
    Species of Bryopsidales form ecologically important components of seaweed communities worldwide. These siphonous macroalgae are composed of a single giant tubular cell containing millions of nuclei and chloroplasts, and harbor diverse bacterial communities. Little is known about the diversity of chloroplast genomes (cpDNAs) in this group, and about the possible consequences of intracellular bacteria on genome composition of the host. We present the complete cpDNAs of Bryopsis plumosa and Tydemania expeditiones, as well as a re-annotated cpDNA of B. hypnoides, which was shown to contain a higher number of genes than originally published. Chloroplast genomic data were also used to evaluate phylogenetic hypotheses in the Chlorophyta, such as monophyly of the Ulvophyceae (the class in which the order Bryopsidales is currently classified).

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