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Table 2 Minimum rearrangements via inversions in pairwise comparisons of seven chloroplast genomes

From: Complete nucleotide sequence of the Cryptomeria japonicaD. Don. chloroplast genome and comparative chloroplast genomics: diversified genomic structure of coniferous species

comparison species large inversion* one gene inversion** loss of a large IR total inversion
C. japonica vs P. thunbergii 11 4 - 15
C. japonica vs C. taitungensis 8 4 1 13
C. japonica vs A. capillus 16 4 1 21
C. japonica vs M. polymorpha 12 3 1 16
C. japonica vs E. globulus 12 4 1 17
C. japonica vs O. sativa 16 3 1 20
P. thunbergii vs C. taitungensis 6 1 1 8
P. thunbergii vs A. capillus 13 2 1 16
P. thunbergii vs M. polymorpha 7 1 1 9
P. thunbergii vs E. globulus 8 2 1 11
P. thunbergii vs O. sativa 12 1 1 14
C. taitungensis vs A. capillus 9 1 - 10
C. taitungensis vs M. polymorpha 3 0 - 3
C. taitungensis vs E. globulus 4 1 - 5
C. taitungensis vs O. sativa 8 0 - 8
A. capillus vs M. polymorpha 8 1 - 9
A. capillus vs E. globulus 9 2 - 11
A. capillus vs O. sativa 13 1 - 14
M. polymorpha vs E. globulus 3 1 - 4
M. polymorpha vs O. sativa 7 0 - 7
E. globulus vs O. sativa 4 1 - 5
  1. * large inversions indicate an inversion event of the segment composed of two or more genes.
  2. ** one gene inversion indicates the inversion event of one gene.