Chloroplast Genome Data of Tecticornia indica, a Hygrohalophytic C4 Plant Species Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • AbstractTecticornia indicais a hygrohalophytic, NAD-malic enzyme-type C4 plant species with near-aphyllous photosynthetic shoots. Total cellular DNA was extracted from the aphyllous shoots and branches ofTecticornia indicafor subsequent High Throughput Sequencing (HTS). Illumina HiSeq 2000 technology produced a total of 91,825,666 reads. Reads were trimmed and filtered to retain base calls corresponding to a 99.9% base call accuracy. Ade novoassembly produced 413,729 contigs and 45,238 scaffolds with a maximum length of 120,548 nucleotides, an N50of 881, and an average depth of coverage of 16.29 nucleotides. A subset of 2,196,299 reads were used for assembling the chloroplast genome at an average depth of coverage of 1,094 nucleotides. Sanger sequencing was performed to validate the LSC-IR-SSC junctions and to complete the missing regions of the chloroplast genome. The assembled chloroplast genome map andT. indicagenomic sequence is expected to facilitate genetics and genomic research focused on understanding function of genes involved in halophytic and drought tolerant traits.SPECIFICATIONS TABLEVALUE OF THE DATAGenomic sequence information ofTecticornia indicaand its chloroplast map will be useful for genomics research.Genomics and genetics scientists, bioinformatics and biotechnologists in the fields of photosynthesis, taxonomy and drought tolerance will benefit from these data.These data can be used in developing molecular markers and quantitative trait loci in identification and selection of halophyte and drought tolerance, taxonomic resolution, and variables in photosynthetic genes.

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  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Sharpe, R. M., Williamson-Benavides, B., Edwards, G. E., & Dhingra, A.

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  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Sharpe, Richard M||Williamson-Benavides, Bruce||Edwards, Gerald E||Dhingra, Amit

Book Title

  • bioRxiv

publication date

  • December 2023