I am searching for full mitochondrial genome of a species of Malvaceae family. To be more specific, I need the genus Corchorus. But I could not find the location where it is in gene bank. After searching in google, I found this, but here I did not found anything for plant.

Can you help me to locate its actual location?

Scientific classification from Wikipedia:

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Grewioideae
Genus: Corchorus L.

  • $\begingroup$ Related post: biology.stackexchange.com/a/16168/3340 $\endgroup$
    Sep 17, 2015 at 9:57
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    $\begingroup$ I think, manetsus wants sequence , not definitions. Plus link given in that post is for Human Mitochondria database not plant. The species he/she looking for is not available on NCBI (at least I couldn't find it). $\endgroup$
    – Dexter
    Sep 17, 2015 at 10:45

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When you search a genome for Corchorus on Genbank you will only find genomes of a virus related to it. There is not a lot of plant genomes available and for the ones you can find it is quite often the case that there is only the chloroplast assembled.

So unfortunately the most plausible answer to your question is: It is not yet available for this plant. There are only very few hits for Malvales at all, and none of them seems to have the mitochondrium assembled.

There might be chances that there is a specific project/database for Malvales or mitochondria, where you could search, but I am not aware of one.


Is this one? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/38606?genome_assembly_id=233326

What I did was Google: "search mitochondria genome BLAST"

and clicked the first page for me "Organelle Genome Resources". I then selected

"Browse by Organism" on the lefthand side, which took me to a new page.

I then entered in the top left text box the phrase "Malvaceae" and up came a scroll down list from the text box of choices for the text field.

I chose the first "Malvaceae (taxid:3629)" and upon clicking that, 26 entries came up for organelles. Two of which were from Mitochondria under the "Type" column.

The other entry being: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/10704?genome_assembly_id=233221

Sorry if I was totally off base, I am just a undergrad.

  • $\begingroup$ No. This is wrong species. $\endgroup$
    – Dexter
    Sep 17, 2015 at 6:58
  • $\begingroup$ To be more specific, I need the genus Corchorus, you can see the scientific classification there. $\endgroup$ Sep 17, 2015 at 7:57

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