Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Biology

Title

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

Language

English

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.

Keywords

Ampullaridae, apple snail, Marisa, mitochondrial genome, ramshorn snail

Publication Date

2016

Source Publication Title

Mitochondrial DNA

Volume

27

Issue

3

Start Page

1734

End Page

1735

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.3109/19401736.2014.961145

ISSN (print)

19401736

ISSN (electronic)

19401744

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