International Journal of
Computer Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Comput. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6494
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJCER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 28

Full Length Research Paper

In silico study in mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes of plants

G. V. Padma Raju*
  • G. V. Padma Raju*
  • SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram, AP, India.
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P. Srinivasa Rao
  • P. Srinivasa Rao
  • AU College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.
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V. Chandra Sekhar
  • V. Chandra Sekhar
  • SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram, AP, India.
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C. Someswara Rao
  • C. Someswara Rao
  • SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram, AP, India.
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  •  Received: 18 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 29 October 2015
  •  Published: 31 May 2016

Abstract

Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) or microsatellites constitute a countable portion of genomes. However, the significance of SSRs in organelle genomes has not been completely understood. The availability of organelle genome sequences allows us to understand the organization of SSRs in their genic and intergenic regions. In the current study, the mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes of different taxa of plants were surveyed. The present study only focused on different authors’ investigations and conclusions made based on their results in relation to the different plants. This study helps the researchers to know the different structures of plant genomes, improves the understanding of existing genomes and helps to find newer genomes.

Key words: Chloroplast, mitochondria, simple sequence repeats (SSRs), microsatellites, plants.