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Mitochondrial genome sequence and gene order of Sipunculus nudus give additional support for an inclusion of Sipuncula into Annelida

Adina Mwinyi1, Achim Meyer2, Christoph Bleidorn3, Bernhard Lieb2, Thomas Bartolomaeus4 and Lars Podsiadlowski14*

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1 Institut für Zoologie, Freie Universität Berlin, Koenigin-Luise-Str. 1-3, 14195 Berlin, Germany

2 Institut für Zoologie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Müllerweg 6, 55099 Mainz, Germany

3 Institut für Biochemie und Biologie, Universität Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Golm, Germany

4 Institut für Evoilutionsbiologie & Ökologie, Universität Bonn, An der Immenburg 1, 53121 Bonn, Germany

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BMC Genomics 2009, 10:27  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-27

Published: 16 January 2009

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Full version of figure2. Secondary structure of tRNAs identified in the mitochondrial genome of S. nudus. The best found putative secondary structure of tRNA-Cys (box) seems to be strongly derived, probably non-functional or subject to gene editing.

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