Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the tropical hornet Vespa affinis (Insecta, Hymenoptera)

Okuyama, H, Martin, SJ ORCID: and Takahashi, J 2017, 'Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the tropical hornet Vespa affinis (Insecta, Hymenoptera)' , Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 2 (2) , pp. 776-777.

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We analyzed the complete mitochondrial genome of the Asian tropical hornet Vespa affinis from Ishigaki Island, Japan. It consisted of a circular molecule with 19,109 bp, which is larger to other hornet species e.g. V. velutina. We predicted the genome contained 13 protein-coding, 22 tRNA, and two rRNA genes, along with one A+T-rich control region. The repetitive sequences were confirmed at multiple positions in the non-coding genes. The initiation codons ATA was found in one, ATG in seven, ATT in five genes, while the termination codons TAA and TAG were observed 11 and two genes, respectively. The average AT content of the genome was 78.4%.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Depositing User: SJ Martin
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 14:02
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 22:35

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