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Table 1 Properties of the plastid genomes of Nicotiana tabacum, Cuscuta reflexa, Cuscuta gronovii and Epifagus virginiana

From: Complete DNA sequences of the plastid genomes of two parasitic flowering plant species, Cuscuta reflexa and Cuscuta gronovii

  N. tabacum C. reflexa C. gronovii E. virginiana
total [bp] 155,939 121,521 86,744 70,028
LSC [bp] (% of total) 86,686 (55.6) 79,468 (65.4) 50,973 (58.8) 19,799 (28.3)
SSC [bp] (% of total) 18,571 (11.9) 8,571 (7.0) 7,063 (8.1) 4,759 (6.8)
IR [bp] (% of total) 25,341 (16.3) 16,741 (13.8) 14,354 (16.6) 22,735 (32.5)
% coding 49% 69% 75% 43%
number of genes 113 98 86 40
number of genes with introns (with 2 introns) 18 (3) 12 (3) 5 (1) 4 (2)