Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 321–323 | Cite as

The complete chloroplast genome of Taiwania cryptomerioides (Cupressales: Cupressaceae), an endangered relict conifer species endemic to East Asia

  • Ling-Li Wang
  • Yong-Liang Shi
  • Qi-Lin Zhang
  • Yan-Ru Guo
  • Hong-Mei TengEmail author
Technical Note


Taiwania cryptomerioides is an endangered relict conifer species native to East Asia with a variety of practical applications. To contribute to its conservation and sustainable utilization, its complete chloroplast genome was assembled from Illumina sequencing reads. The circular genome is 131,427 bp in size with a biased nucleotide composition (33.5% A, 17.5% C, 17.2% G & 31.8% T). It encodes a panel of 114 gene species, including 83 protein-coding genes (PCGs) and 31 tRNAs. Gene duplication was detected for three tRNA gene species (trnI-CAU, trnQ-UUG & trnV-GAC). Besides, 15 gene species (atpF, ndhA, ndhB, petB, petD, rpl16, rpl2, rpoC1, rps16, trnA-UGC, trnG-UCC, trnI-GAU, trnK-UUU, trnL-UAA & trnV-UAC) possess a single intron, and another one (ycf3) has a couple of introns. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that T. cryptomerioides and T. flousiana are closely related to each other within the family Cupressaceae.


Chloroplast genome Illumina sequencing NOVOPlasty Phylogenetic analysis Taiwania cryptomerioides 



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shanxi Province (201701D221166), the Funding Project for ‘131’ Pioneering Talents in Yuncheng University (XK-2015034) and the Doctoral Startup Foundation of Yuncheng University (YQ-2014020).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ling-Li Wang
    • 1
  • Yong-Liang Shi
    • 2
  • Qi-Lin Zhang
    • 1
  • Yan-Ru Guo
    • 1
  • Hong-Mei Teng
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesYuncheng UniversityYunchengPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Science Experiment CenterYuncheng UniversityYunchengPeople’s Republic of China

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