The plastid chromosome of spinach (Spinacia oleracea): complete nucleotide sequence and gene organization

  title={The plastid chromosome of spinach (Spinacia oleracea): complete nucleotide sequence and gene organization},
  author={Christian Schmitz-Linneweber and Rainer M. Maier and J. Argente Alcaraz and Annick Cottet and Reinhold G. Herrmann and R. Mache},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
The chloroplast chromosome of spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a double-stranded circular DNA molecule of 150 725 nucleotide pairs. A comparison of this chromosome with those of the three other autotrophic dicotyledons for which complete DNA sequences of plastid chromosomes are available confirms a conserved overall structure. Three classes of open reading frames were distinguished: (1) genes of known function which include 108 unique loci, (2) three hypothetical chloroplast reading frames (ycfs… CONTINUE READING
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