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Abstract

The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Casuarina equisetifolia.

Abstract

Casuarina equisetifolia, as windbreaks, soil erosion, and sand dune stabilization with high resistant to typhoon force winds, drought and salinization, belongs to the Casuarinaceae family. In this study, the complete chloroplast genome of C. equisetifolia was sequenced by Illumina sequencing platform and annotated by Geneious Prime. The complete chloroplast genome size is 156,128 bp in length, with a large single copy region (LSC: 86,192 bp) and a small single-copy region (SSC: 18,462 bp), which was separated by a pair of 25,737 bp inverted repeated regions (IRs). The chloroplast genome of C. equisetifolia encodes total 127 genes, including 82 protein-coding genes, 37 tRNA genes, and eight rRNA genes. The phylogenomic relationship analysis suggested that the Casuarinaceae family, which includes C. equisetifolia, was more closely related to the family of Betulaceae.