Common walnut (Juglans regia L.) is cultivated in temperate regions worldwide for its wood and nuts. The complete chloroplast genome of J. regia was sequenced using the Illumina MiSeq platform. This is the first complete chloroplast sequence for the Juglandaceae, a family that includes numerous species of economic importance. The chloroplast genome of J. regia was 160 367 bp in length, with 36.11% GC content. It contains a pair of inverted repeats (26 035 bp) which were separated by a large single copy (89 872 bp) and a small single copy region (18 425 bp). A total of 137 genes were annotated, which included 86 protein-coding genes, three pseudogenes (two ycf15 and one infA), 40 tRNA genes and eight rRNA genes. The neighbour-joining phylogenetic analysis with the reported chloroplast genomes showed that common walnut chloroplasts are most closely related to those of the Fagaceae family.


Hu, Y., K.E.Woeste, M. Dang, T. Zhou, X. Feng, G. Zhao, Z. Liu, Z. Li, P. Zhao. 2016. The complete chloroplast genome of common walnut (Juglans regia). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources (Refereed): DOI:10.1080/23802359.2015.1137804

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