Complete mitochondrial genomes of three mitten crabs, Eriocheir sinensis, E. Hepuensis, and E. Japonica

Jun Wang, Lei Huang, Qixuan Cheng, Guoqing Lu, Cheng Hui Wang

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Abstract

Taxonomic classification of three mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis, E. hepuensis, and E. japonica) has long been controversial. In this study, the complete mitogenomes of the three crabs were reported. The three mitogenomes were conserved in the organization of genes with 13 proteincoding genes, 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and 1 control region. Nucleotide variations among the crabs were identified in both coding and non-coding regions. In addition, variable numbers of tandem repeats in control region were identified in the mitten crabs. The mitogenome sequences provide a valuable resource to elucidate taxonomic relationship and evolutionary history of the three mitten crabs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1176
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Mitogenome
  • Mitten crabs
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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