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Sequencing of mitochondrial genomes of nine Aspergillus and Penicillium species identifies mobile introns and accessory genes as main sources of genome size variability

Vinita Joardar1*, Natalie F Abrams1, Jessica Hostetler1, Paul J Paukstelis2, Suchitra Pakala1, Suman B Pakala1, Nikhat Zafar1, Olukemi O Abolude3, Gary Payne4, Alex Andrianopoulos5, David W Denning6 and William C Nierman1

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1 The J. Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, , Rockville, MD, 20850, USA

2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742, USA

3 Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA

4 Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695, USA

5 Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia

6 The University of Manchester and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:698  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-698

Published: 12 December 2012

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Sequence data sources.

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SNPs predicted in A.fumigatus strains with respect to the AF293 reference mitochondrial DNA.

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Core and accessory protein-coding genes in Aspergillus and Penicillium mitochondrial genomes.

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The A.fumigatus AF293 mitochondrial genome showing the protein-coding genes, and the non-coding RNAs.

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Protein sequences of the core mitochondrial genes.

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Multiple sequence alignment of the core mitochondrial proteins.

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