Complete mitochondrial genome of the brain coral Platygyra carnosus

Mingling Wang, Jin Sun, Jiaqi Li, Jianwen QIU*

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Despite the importance of many species of Faviidae as structural-forming corals, only five species in three genera had a sequenced mitochondrial genome. We report the sixth complete mitochondrial genome in this family from the brain coral Platygyra carnosus, which is 16,463 bp in length and AT rich (67.0%). It has the typical coral mitochondrial gene arrangement, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes and 2 transfer RNA (tRNA) genes (tRNA-Met and tRNA-Trp). The ND5 gene is interrupted by a large group I intron which contains 10 protein-coding genes and 12S rRNA. Compared with related species from the same family, the three non-coding regions that are longer than 200 bp are less conserved in sequences than the coding regions, indicating potential markers for population genetic studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-195
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Coral
  • Mitochondrial genome
  • Platygyra


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