Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 463–466 | Cite as

The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Ulva linza

  • Lingke Wang
  • Chuner Cai
  • Lingjie Zhou
  • Peimin He
  • Binghua Jiao
Methods and Resources Article


Ulva linza is one of the causal species that result in the macroalgal blooms around Yellow Sea, China. The blooms have now become the world’s largest green tide, making great disaster for the ecosystem. We analyzed whole genome sequence of chloroplast for the first time (GenBank accession number KX058323). It was found that the annular-shape genome was made up of 86,726 bp, including 67 protein coding genes. We then aligned amino acids of chlorophyta species containing 44 common genes in series as phylogenetic tree, which shows Chlorophyceae and Trebouxiophyceae separately cluster except for Leptosiraterrestri. In the phylogenetic tree of amino acid alignment, Ulvophyceae, Pedinophyceae, Prasinophytes and Chlorophyta incertae sedis are independent cluster respectively, and closer to Trebouxiophyceae in the origin.


Green tides Chloroplast genome Ulva linza 



We thank Jianfeng Ren for the help on construction of genetic evolutionary tree. This work was supported by National Key Research and Development Plan (2016YFC1402105), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41576163) and General Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M572743). The funders did not play a role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or manuscript preparation.

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We declare that we have no competing interests as defined by Nature Publishing Group, or other interests that might be perceived to influence the results and/or discussion reported in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Exploration and Utilization of Aquatic Genetic Resources, Ministry of EducationShanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Marine Biomedicine InstituteSecond Military Medical UniversityShanghaiChina

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