Current Genetics

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 339–342 | Cite as

Organisation of the chloroplast genome of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)

  • Keith R. Hudson
  • Richard C. Gardner
Original Articles


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.

Key words

Actinidia deliciosa Brassica juncea Chloroplast genome Kiwifruit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith R. Hudson
    • 1
  • Richard C. Gardner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cellular and Molecular BiologyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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