Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 1301–1310 | Cite as

Comparative analysis of Chlorosarcinopsis eremi mitochondrial genome with some Chlamydomonadales algae

  • Fatemeh Khani-Juyabad
  • Parisa MohammadiEmail author
  • Mahbubeh Zarrabi
Research Article


Chlorosarcinopsis eremi is a member of Chlamydomonadales algae which is isolated from terrestrial environments. In this study, the mitochondrial genome of C. eremi isolated from desert region of Iran, was represented for the first time. Following sequencing, assembly and annotation, comparative analyses of C. eremi and other available Chlamydomonadales algae complete mitochondrial genomes were performed. The mitochondrial genome of C. eremi was circular, had a low number of genes coding in the same strand with a minor amount of repeated sequences; same as other non-Reinhardtinia species of Chlamydomonadales algae. GC content of C. eremi mitochondrial genome was in normal range when compared with non-Chlamydomonadales organisms, but among Chlamydomonadales algae, C. eremi had a low GC content mitochondrial genome. C. eremi had the highest percent of non-coding sequences in comparison with other available Chlamydomonadales mitochondrial genomes which was related to intergenic regions. Identity analysis of protein-coding sequences of Chlamydomonadales mitochondrial genomes showed more divergences and may be related to the high mutation rate of mitochondrial genome reported in microbial eukaryotes.


Chlamydomonadales algae Chlorosarcinopsis eremi Mitochondrial genome 



The authors would like to thank Dr Sayed-Amir Marashi for his cooperation to provide his Systems Biology laboratory’s facilities. This project was carried out at Shayesteh Sepehr Laboratories and funded by Vice Chancellor of Alzahra University.

Author contributions

Parisa Mohammadi was responsible for the study concept. Acquisition of data including DNA extraction and bioinformatics analysis was done by Fatemeh Khani-Juyabad. The interpretation of data was implemented by Fatemeh Khani-Juyabad, Parisa Mohammadi and Mahbubeh Zarrabi. Fatemeh Khani-Juyabad prepared the draft of the manuscript. The critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content as well as supervision of the study was performed by Parisa Mohammadi and Mahbubeh Zarrabi. Administrative and material support was provided by Parisa Mohammadi.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatemeh Khani-Juyabad
    • 1
  • Parisa Mohammadi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mahbubeh Zarrabi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological SciencesAlzahra UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological SciencesAlzahra UniversityTehranIran

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