Plastomes play an important role in maintaining plant viability through dynamic remodeling of electron transport across the thylakoid membrane. With few exceptions, embryophyte (land plant) plastomes are structurally conserved, while those of green algae show more variation in gene order and content. These features provide clues towards understanding not only the plastome evolution but also the phylogenetic relationships. We report the the plastome of an embryophyte Blasia pusilla, representing one of the early lineages of liverworts and the charophycean green alga Coleochaete orbicularis, epiphyte of shallow fresh water habitats, based on a combination of PACBIO-SMRT and Illumina sequencing technologies. We also provide an overview of the transcriptional status of the C. orbicularis plastome and phylogenetic resolution using embryophyte B. pusilla.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventEuropean Conference on Computational Biology - Athens, Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 Sep 201812 Sep 2018


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Computational Biology
Abbreviated titleECCB

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology


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Sablok, G., He, X., Miranto, M. J., Peltomaa, E., Bell, N., Sleith, R., Karol, K., Delwiche, C., Paulin, L. G., Poczai, P., & Hyvönen, J. T. (2018). Plastomics of charophycean Coleochaete orbicularis and embryophyte Blasia pusilla. 541. Poster session presented at European Conference on Computational Biology, Athens, Greece.