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Abstract

The complete chloroplast genome sequence of an invasive plant Lonicera maackii (Caprifoliaceae).

Abstract

Lonicera maackii is native to Northeastern Asia and considered as an invasive plant in North America. In this study, the complete chloroplast genome of L. maackii was obtained by high-throughput next-generation sequencing technology. The chloroplast genome was 155,318 bp in length and had typical quadripartite structures comprising a large single copy, a small single copy, and a pair of inverted repeat regions of 89,202, 18,680, and 23,718 bp long, respectively. The genome contained 80 protein-coding genes, four rRNA genes and 30 tRNA genes. Phylogenetic tree revealed that L. maackii was grouped with other Caprifoliaceae species, L. japonica, Patrinia saniculifolia, and Kolkwitzia amabilis.