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The mitochondrial genome of Sinentomon erythranum (Arthropoda: Hexapoda: Protura): an example of highly divergent evolution

Wan-Jun Chen1, Yun Bu1, Antonio Carapelli2, Romano Dallai2, Sheng Li1, Wen-Ying Yin1 and Yun-Xia Luan1*

Author Affiliations

1 Key Laboratory of Insect Developmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China

2 Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:246  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-246

Published: 27 August 2011

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The comparison of gene sequences and secondary structures between trnL1-uag and trnL2-uaa.

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List of 24 mitochondrial genomes, which are not compatible with the "cox1-trnL2-cox2" pattern from Insecta and Crustacea, and not consistent with the "cox1-cox2" pattern from Chelicerata.

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List of 24 taxa used in the phylogenetic analysis and the base composition of their mitochondrial genomes.

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AT-skew and GC-skew plot for 24 taxa used in phylogenetic analysis.

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