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Complete mitochondrial genomes of Taenia multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis: additional molecular markers for a tapeworm genus of human and animal health significance

Wan-Zhong Jia1, Hong-Bin Yan1, Ai-Jiang Guo1, Xing-Quan Zhu1, Yu-Chao Wang1, Wan-Gui Shi2, Hao-Tai Chen1, Fang Zhan2, Shao-Hua Zhang1, Bao-Quan Fu1, D Timothy J Littlewood3* and Xue-Peng Cai1*

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1 Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Key Laboratory of Zoonoses of Ministry of Agriculture, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, The People's Republic of China

2 Gansu Provincial Control for Animal Disease Control and Prevention, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, The People's Republic of China

3 Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:447  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-447

Published: 22 July 2010

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Additional file 1:

Comparison of A+T content (%) of the protein-coding, tRNA, rRNA genes of mitochondrial genomes of Taenia species studied to date.

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Properties of protein-coding genes, lengths of NR1 and NR2 regions and AT content of cestode mtDNAs.

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Predicted secondary structures of tRNAs from A: T. multiceps, B: T. hydatigena and C: T. pisiformis mtDNAs.

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Sequences and putative structures of LNR and SNR found in the T. multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis mtDNAs. Arrows show inverted repeats, which is similar to that of E. multilocularis [50]. Nucleotides in the box are shared by two inverted repeats. A: LNR and SNR sequences of T. multiceps mtDNA and their predicted secondary structures. B: LNR and SNR sequences of T. hydatigena mtDNA and their predicated secondary structures. C: NR1 and NR2 sequences of T. pisiformis mtDNA and their predicated secondary structures.

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Primers for amplification of mtDNA fragments and their position in the mt genome of T. pisiformis (Tp).

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