Table 3

Differences between the C. melo and C. sativus chloroplast genome sequencesa

Deletions1

    length (bp)

    number

1

88

2

21

3-4

26

5-6

54

7-9

14

10-19

14

22-84

11

125-270

2

353-379

3

Total:

2742 (1.76%2)

237


Insertions3

    length (bp)

    number

1

76

2-3

17

4-5

18

7-8

11

9

11

10-17

8

18

6

19-87

12

126

2

147

2

714

2

Total:

3210 (2.06%4)

188


SNPs5

C→A

G→T

} 507

C→T

G→A

} 437

A→G

T→C

} 420

A→C

T→G

} 392

C→G

G→C

} 254

A→T

T→A

} 240

Total:

2250 (1.44%)


Other polymorphisms5

    number

    length

GA→TT

GTGG→AATC

CCAT→TTTA

TTAT→AATC

1

1

1

1

Highly polymorphic regions6

8

709 bp


aThe chloroplast genome sequence of Cucumis sativus 'Chipper' line (GenBank Acc. No. DQ865976.1) was used for the comparison

1Positions where the C. melo sequence has a gap in comparison to cucumber

2Relative to the cucumber genome length

3Positions where the C. sativus sequence has a gap in comparison to melon

4Relative to the melon genome length

5Cucumber → melon

6Highly divergent regions found between the melons at coordinates 126,000 and 130,000

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

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