Table 3

Comparison of gene contents in the smallest segment delimited by the two copies of the rRNA operon in IR-containing cpDNAs

Gene*CyanophoraGuillardiaOdontellaNephroselmisMarchantiaNicotiana
ccsA
chlL
chlN
cysT
ftsW
minD
ndhA
ndhD
ndhE
ndhF
ndhG
ndhH
ndhI
psaC
psbA
rbcR
rpl21
rpl27
rpl32
rpl34
rps6
rps15
secA
ycf1
ycf27
ycf32
ycf35
ycf44
ycf46
L(uag)
L(caa)
N(guu)
R(acg)
  • Presence of a gene in the smallest segment delimited by the rRNA operons is denoted by ●, whereas its presence in the largest segment delimited by these operons is denoted by ○. Absence of a gene from a genome is indicated by the absence of symbol. 

  • * Only the genes encoded by more than one of the compared cpDNAs are indicated. The 41 genes forming the cluster extending from rps16 to clpC in Odontella cpDNA are not indicated, because their homologs are found in the largest segment delimited by the rRNA operons.