Complete mitochondrial genome of the brain coral Platygyra carnosus.

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Mitochondrial DNA, ISSN: 1940-1744, Vol: 24, Issue: 3, Page: 194-5

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://repository.hkbu.edu.hk/hkbu_staff_publication/1188
PMID:
23688266
DOI:
10.3109/19401736.2012.744981
Author(s):
Wang, Mingling; Sun, Jin; Li, Jiaqi; Qiu, Jian-Wen
Publisher(s):
Informa UK Limited; Informa Healthcare
Tags:
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Coral; Mitochondrial genome; Platygyra
article description
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.