Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 271–274 | Cite as

The complete chloroplast genome sequence annotation for Malania oleifera, a critically endangered and important bioresource tree

  • Si-Si Liu
  • Yi-Heng Hu
  • Fatemeh Maghuly
  • Ilga Mercedes Porth
  • Jian-Feng MaoEmail author
Technical Note


In this study, we characterize the chloroplast genome of Malania oleifera Chun et S. Lee, the only species of this genus and member of the Olacaceae family. M. oleifera is an interesting seed oil plant for medicinal purposes. It is also a critically endangered species, which is currently recorded on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and in the “Red Data Book of Chinese Plants: the Rare and Endangered Plants”. Its total chloroplast genome length is 125,050 bp, including a large single copy region of 76,387 bp, a short single copy gene region of 15 bp, and a pair of inverted repeats (IRs) of 24,324 bp. We annotated 80 genes in this chloroplast genome, including 51 protein-coding genes, 4 ribosomal RNAs, 4 pseudogenes and 21 tRNA genes. We found 15 genes duplicated in the IR regions, and the overall GC content was found to be 38.17%. Phylogenetic analysis showed that M. oleifera is closely related to Erythropalum scandens comparing nine chloroplast genomes from Santalales.


Chloroplast genome Malania oleifera Phylogenetic analysis 



This study was fund by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. YX2013-41).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Si-Si Liu
    • 1
  • Yi-Heng Hu
    • 2
  • Fatemeh Maghuly
    • 3
  • Ilga Mercedes Porth
    • 4
  • Jian-Feng Mao
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.National Engineering Laboratory for Tree Breeding, Key Laboratory of Genetics and Breeding in Forest Trees and Ornamental Plants, Ministry of Education, College of Biological Sciences and TechnologyBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western China, Ministry of Education, College of Life SciencesNorthwest UniversityXi’anChina
  3. 3.Plant Biotechnology Unit (PBU), Department of Biotechnology, BOKU-VIBTUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  4. 4.Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, Pavillon Charles-Eugène-MarchandUniversité LavalQuebecCanada

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