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The complete mitochondrial genome of the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Trouessart): a novel gene arrangement among arthropods

Wannes Dermauw1*, Thomas Van Leeuwen1, Bartel Vanholme23 and Luc Tirry1

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1 Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, B-9000, Ghent, Belgium

2 Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, B-9000, Ghent, Belgium

3 VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Technologiepark 927, B-9052, Ghent, Belgium

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BMC Genomics 2009, 10:107  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-107

Published: 13 March 2009

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Additional file 1:

Mitochondrial genome arrangements of 42 Chelicerata. Graphical linearisation of the mt genomes was done according to [32] (see Fig. 3). Corresponding GenBank accession numbers are between brackets. The position of trnL2 is grey shaded. Protein coding and rRNA genes are abbreviated as in the Abbreviations section; tRNA genes are abbreviated using the one-letter amino acid code. Small non-coding regions (> 50bp) are indicated as gaps between genes. Braces accentuate the duplicated region in the mt genome of M. occidentalis.

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Across-strand (N and J) comparison of frequencies of codons ending with the same nucleotide. Values on the y-axis represent the sum of Relative Synonymous Codon Usage (RSCU) values (Table 3) of codons ending with the same nucleotide across all codon families (x-axis).

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Average identity and similarity % of mt proteins of D. pteronyssinus. For each protein of D. pteronyssinus, a similarity and identity value was calculated with the corresponding protein of other Acari species (as listed in Table 1), using pairwise global alignment. The obtained values were used to calculate an average identity and similarity % for each protein.

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Start and stop codons of mt protein coding genes of complete mt genomes of Acari.

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GenBank accession numbers and sequences of ESTs of D. pteronyssinus and D. farinae covering the mt genome of D. pteronyssinus.

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Alignment of a mt genome fragment containing trnaM, trnaR and trnaS2 of D. pteronyssinus and an EST [GenBank: CB284825] of D. farinae. Anticodons and anticodon stems are red and green respectively. Acceptor-stems of trnR, trnM and trnS2 are underlined. The stop codon of nad3 is grey shaded.

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Additional file 7:

Primers and their sequences used to characterise the D. pteronyssinus mt genome.

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Input data for CREx.

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