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Organisation of the chloroplast genome of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)


A restriction map of the chloroplast genome has been determined for kiwifruit, Actinidia deliciosa. Single and multiple enzyme digests of kiwifruit chloroplast DNA were hybridised to a set of Brassica chloroplast probes, and the kiwifruit bands aligned with the known Brassica map. The chloroplast DNA of kiwifruit is typical of the majority of angiosperm chloroplast genomes; it is 160 kb in size, contains a 15–34 kb inverted repeat, and its gene content and gene order are similar to those of the Brassica chloroplast genome.

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Hudson, K.R., Gardner, R.C. Organisation of the chloroplast genome of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa). Curr Genet 13, 339–342 (1988).

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Key words

  • Actinidia deliciosa
  • Brassica juncea
  • Chloroplast genome
  • Kiwifruit