Table 1

Comparison of filarial nematode mtDNAs
Wolbachia-dependent species Wolbachia-independent species
Species B. malayi D. immitis O. vovlulus W. bancrofti A. viteae L. loa O. flexuosa C. quiscali S. digitata
Subfamily Onchocercinae Dirofilariinae Onchocercinae Onchocercinae Onchocercinae Dirofilariinae Onchocercinae Splendidofilariinae Setariinae
Accession Number NC_004298 NC_005305 NC_001861 HQ184469 HQ186249 HQ186250 HQ214004 HM773029 NC_014282
Length (bp) 13,657 13,814 13,474 13,636 13,724 13,590 13,672 13,757 13,839
Length of AT-rich region (bp) 283 362 312 256 421 288 284 308 506
A% 21.60% 19.30% 19.30% 20.50% 19.60% 20.80% 20.30% 23.00% 19.40%
T% 53.90% 54.90% 54.00% 54.10% 54.00% 54.80% 53.90% 54.70% 55.70%
G% 16.80% 19.30% 19.80% 18.00% 19.30% 17.70% 18.60% 15.90% 18.20%
C% 7.70% 6.50% 6.90% 7.40% 7.20% 6.70% 7.20% 6.40% 6.70%
AT% 75.50% 74.20% 73.30% 74.60% 73.50% 75.60% 74.20% 77.70% 75.10%

Information was taken from previous studies for B. malayi[24], D. immitis[23], O. volvulus[22], and S. digitata[25]. Information regarding the Wolbachia status of species from various subfamilies is reported in [2].

McNulty et al.

McNulty et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:145   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-145

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