The mitochondrial genome of Paramphistomum cervi (Digenea), the first representative for the family Paramphistomidae

Yan, Hong-Bin, Wang, Xing-Ye, Lou, Zhong-Zi, Li, Li, Blair, David, Yin, Hong, Cai, Jin-Zhong, Dai, Xue-Ling, Lei, Meng-Tong, Zhu, Xing-Quan, Cai, Xue-Peng, and Jia, Wan-Zhong (2013) The mitochondrial genome of Paramphistomum cervi (Digenea), the first representative for the family Paramphistomidae. PLoS ONE, 8 (8). e71300. pp. 1-8.

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We determined the complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence of a fluke, Paramphistomum cervi (Digenea: Paramphistomidae). This genome (14,014 bp) is slightly larger than that of Clonorchis sinensis (13,875 bp), but smaller than those of other digenean species. The mt genome of P. cervi contains 12 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes and 2 non-coding regions (NCRs), a complement consistent with those of other digeneans. The arrangement of protein-coding and ribosomal RNA genes in the P. cervi mitochondrial genome is identical to that of other digeneans except for a group of Schistosoma species that exhibit a derived arrangement. The positions of some transfer RNA genes differ. Bayesian phylogenetic analyses, based on concatenated nucleotide sequences and amino-acid sequences of the 12 protein-coding genes, placed P. cervi within the Order Plagiorchiida, but relationships depicted within that order were not quite as expected from previous studies. The complete mtDNA sequence of P. cervi provides important genetic markers for diagnostics, ecological and evolutionary studies of digeneans.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1932-6203
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© 2013 Yan et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Funders: Special Fund for Agro-Scientific Research in the Public Interest, Science Fund for Creative Research Groups of Gansu Province, NBCITS
Projects and Grants: Special Fund Grant No. 201303037, Science Fund Grant No. 1210RJIA006, NBCITS MOA (CARS-38)
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 05:25
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