Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 275–278 | Cite as

Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of Euryodendron excelsum (Pentaphylacaceae), a critically endangered species endemic to China

  • Xiang-gang Shi
  • Wei-xi Li
  • Fen Xing
  • Yu-bin Zhou
  • Wu-xia Guo
  • Ye-lin HuangEmail author
Technical Note


Euryodendron excelsum is an evergreen tall tree endemic to China. Being very rare in China, it is currently listed as a critically endangered species. Here we report the characterization of its complete chloroplast genome sequence assembled from short reads generated by Illumina sequencing. The total chloroplast genome size was 157,702 bp, including inverted repeats (IRs) of 26,072 bp each, separated by a large single copy and a small single copy of 87,144 and 18,414 bp, respectively. A total of 145 genes, including 48 tRNA, 8 rRNA and 89 protein-coding genes, were identified. Phylogenetic analysis using the maximum likelihood algorithm showed that E. excelsum is sister to Adinandra millettii in the family Pentaphylacaceae. The complete chloroplast genome of E. excelsum will provide essential genomic information for protection of the critically endangered species.


Chloroplast genome Conservation Euryodendron excelsum Phylogenomic analysis 



This project was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 31700178 and 41776166), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (Grant Nos. 2015A030313136 and 2017A030313159), Special fund for science and technology development of Guangdong Province (2017A030303014), and the Chang Hungta Science Foundation of Sun Yat-sen University.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, School of Life SciencesSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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