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The complete mitochondrial genomes of Musca domestica and Scathophaga stercoraria (Diptera: Muscoidea: Muscidae and Scathophagidae).

Research paper by Xuankun X Li, Yuyu Y Wang, Shuai S Su, Ding D Yang

Indexed on: 28 Aug '14Published on: 28 Aug '14Published in: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA mapping, sequencing, and analysis



Abstract

The complete mitochondrial genomes of Musca domestica (Muscidae) and Scathophaga stercoraria (Scathophagidae) are circular molecules of 16,108 bp and 16,223 bp in length, respectively. The first complete mitochondrial genome of Scathophagidae is reported here. Both genomes contain all 37 genes, including 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes, and a large control region, with conserved arrangement pattern reported in all cyclorrhaphan flies. All PCGs start with standard ATN codons except for the CO1 which starts with TCG in both species. All PCGs terminate with the common stop codons TAA or TAG, except for the CO2 and ND5 in both species and ND4 in S. stercoraria which end with a single T.