The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Limnoria quadripunctata Holthuis (Isopoda: Limnoriidae)

Gregg Beckham, Michael Himmel, Rhiannon Lloyd, Simon Streeter, Peter Foster, Timothy Littlewood, Jim Huntley, Simon Cragg

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The complete mitochondrial genome of Limnoria quadripunctata, a marine wood-eating isopod crustacean, was determined from whole genome sequence data. The mitogenome is 16,503 bp in length and contains 39 genes: 13 protein-coding, 2 ribosomal RNA, 22 tRNA, two of which are repeated and a control region. The start codon most commonly used by the Limnoria protein-coding genes is ATN, as is the case in the two other available complete isopod mitogenomes. The gene arrangement differs among these complete isopod mitogenomes, as does the AT-content of H-strand protein-coding genes. The latter observations, coupled with the considerable nucleotide diversity observed between the isopod mitogenomes, support the idea that each isopod species belongs to a distinct lineage as implied by their current placement in separate suborders.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)825-826
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2015

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5100-65309


  • Crustacea
  • gribble
  • mitogenome


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