Complete mitochondrial genome of the giant ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae)

Mingling Wang, Jianwen QIU

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Abstract

We report the complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of the giant ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis, a biocontrol agent of freshwater weeds and snail vectors of schistosomes. The mitogenome is 15,923 bp in length, encoding 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs and 2 ribosomal RNAs. The mitogenome is A+T biased (70.0%), with 28.9% A, 41.1% T, 16.7% G, and 13.3% C. A comparison with Pomacea canaliculata, the other member in the same family (Ampullariidae) with a sequenced mitogenome, shows that the two species have an identical gene order, but their intergenic regions vary substantially in sequence length. The mitogenome data can be used to understand the population genetics of M. cornuarietis, and resolve the phylogenetic relationship of various genera in Ampullariidae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1734-1735
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part A: DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Ampullaridae
  • apple snail
  • Marisa
  • mitochondrial genome
  • ramshorn snail

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