Department of Biology
The mitochondrial genome of the deep-sea snail Provanna sp. (Gastropoda: Provannidae)
The genomic DNA of two Provanna sp. individuals was extracted, sequenced using an Illumina HiSeq1500, and the mitogenome was assembled. The nearly complete metogenome was 16,183 bp in length, consisting of 37 typical metazoan mitochondrial genes with the typical caenogastropod mitochondrial gene order. All mitochondrial genes were encoded on the heavy strand with the exception of eight transfer RNA genes. To reconstruct the phylogenetic position of the deep-sea Provannidae, we used amino acid sequences of all the 13 mitochondrial protein-coding genes in Bayesian inference, maximum likelihood, and maximum parsimony analyses with sequences of selected gastropods. The resultant phylogenetic trees supported the placement of Provannidae in the superfamily Abyssochrysoidea of the clade Littorinimorpha of Gastropoda, providing new data for understanding the phylogeny of these deep-sea snails.
Deep-sea, gastropoda, mitogenome, Provanna, Provannidae
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Taylor & Francis
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Xu, T., Sun, J., Chen, C., Qian, P., & Qiu, J. (2015). The mitochondrial genome of the deep-sea snail Provanna sp. (Gastropoda: Provannidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27 (6), 4026-4027. https://doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2014.1003827