Divergent evolution of two plastid genes, rbcL and atpB, in a non-photosynthetic parasitic plant

Plastid DNA (ptDNA) regions for the large subunit of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubiso) (rbcL) and the β-subunit of ATP synthase (atpB) genes of the holoparasite Lathraea clandestina L. were sequenced. These regions were obtained by cloning either a Bam HI endonuclease generated fragment from the Lathraea ptDNA or polymerase chain… (More)