Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 405–407 | Cite as

The chloroplast genome of a rare and an endangered species Salweenia bouffordiana (Leguminosae) in China

  • Hafiz Muhammad Wariss
  • Ting-Shuang Yi
  • Hong Wang
  • Rong ZhangEmail author
Technical Note


Salweenia bouffordiana is an endangered species of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) in China. In this study, its complete plastome was assembled using next-generation sequencing. The complete genome is 153, 730 bp in length, comprises a pair of inverted repeat (IR; 26, 227 bp) regions separated by the large single-copy (LSC; 83, 509 bp) and small single-copy (SSC; 17, 767 bp) regions. It encodes 111 genes, including 77 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 30 tRNAs and 4 rRNAs. The nucleotide composition is asymmetric (31.6% A, 18.1% C, 18.7% G and 31.6% T) with an overall A+T content of 73.2%. Three types of 111 simple sequence repeats (SSRs) were detected in the plastome, including 107 mono- and 4 di-nucleotide repeats. The newly sequenced complete plastome and identified SSRs will help in understanding the plastome evolution and genetic conservation of S. bouffordiana.


Salweenia bouffordiana Endangered species Plastome SSR Leguminosae 



We appreciate funding from the Talent Project of Yunnan Province (No. 2011CI042) and are grateful to the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences for providing DNA materials.


This study was funded by grant from the Talent Project of Yunnan Province (No. 2011CI042).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hafiz Muhammad Wariss
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ting-Shuang Yi
    • 2
  • Hong Wang
    • 1
  • Rong Zhang
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  3. 3.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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