, Volume 200, Issue 2, pp 273–277

The ndhF chloroplast gene detected in all vascular plant divisions

  • Ray Neyland
  • Lowell E. Urbatsch
Rapid Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF00208318

Cite this article as:
Neyland, R. & Urbatsch, L.E. Planta (1996) 200: 273. doi:10.1007/BF00208318


A 335-bp segment of the NADH dehydrogenase F (ndhF) gene from a representative of each nonflowering vascular plant division (Coniferophyta, Filicophyta, Ginkgophyta, Gnetophyta, Lycophyta, Psilophyta, Sphenophyta) has been sequenced and aligned with those of rice, tobacco, an orchid and a liverwort. Because ndhF is apparently absent in the genus Pinus L. (Coniferophyta), it has been speculated that this gene may be absent in the gymnosperms. However, this study suggests that the absence of the ndhF gene in Pinus may be unique and is not a general characteristic of the gymnosperms.

Key words

Chloroplastic DNAGymnospermNADH dehydrogenase FPinusVascular plants



NADH dehydrogenase F


polymerase chain reaction

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© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ray Neyland
    • 1
  • Lowell E. Urbatsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMcNeese State UniversityLake CharlesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plant BiologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA