Table 1

C. melo chloroplast genome characteristics

Total size [nt]

156,017

GC content

36.9%

Gene number

132a

Protein genes

87 (81)b

rRNA genes

8 (4)b

tRNA genes

37 (30)b

Single-copy genes

98

Duplicated genes

17

Gene with introns

18

Trans-spliced genes

1

Coding sequences [nt]

93,209 (59.7%)

Protein coding [nt]

80,580 (51.6%)

tRNAs and rRNAs [nt]

12,629 (8.1%)

Non-coding sequences [nt]

62,809 (40.3%)

cis-spliced introns [nt]

18,822 (12.1%)

Intergenic sequences [nt]

43,987 (28.2%)


aDuplicated genes counted as two

bIn parentheses, duplicated genes counted as one

Rodríguez-Moreno et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:424   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-424

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