Sequence characteristics and divergent evolution of the chloroplastpsbA-trnH noncoding region in gymnosperms

ThepsbA-trnH intergenic region is among the most variable regions in the gymnosperm chloroplast genome. It is proposed as suitable for DNA barcoding studies and is useful in phylogenetics at the species level. This region consists of two parts differing in their evolutionary characteristics: 1) thepsbA 3′UTR (untranslated region) and 2) thepsbA-trnH… CONTINUE READING