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Mitochondrial genome deletions and minicircles are common in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)

Stephen L Cameron12*, Kazunori Yoshizawa3, Atsushi Mizukoshi3, Michael F Whiting4 and Kevin P Johnson5

Author Affiliations

1 Discipline of Biogeosciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia

2 Australian National Insect Collection & CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Black Mountain Laboratories, PO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

3 Systematic Entomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8589, Japan

4 Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, USA

5 Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, 1816 South Oak St., Champaign, IL, 61820, USA

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:394  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-394

Published: 4 August 2011

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Additional file 1:

PCR strategy. The PCR amplification strategy and collection records for the lice sequenced in this study.

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Full phylogenetic tree of lice and relatives. Full tree generated after [31] which was pruned to produce figure 2.

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ne-mt genes found in Pediculus. Complete list of gene homologues and blast statistics for the annotation of ne-mt genes found in Pediculus.

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Novel mt gene boundaries in lice. Complete list of novel mt gene boundaries found in lice.

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mtSSB alignment. Alignment of the amino acid sequences of mtSSB genes annotated from insect nuclear genomes.

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Primers. Primer sequences and combinations used in this study.

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