The complete mitogenome of the soldier crab Mictyris longicarpus (Latreille, 1806) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Mictyridae)
Mun Hua Tan, Han Ming Gan, Yin Peng Lee, Christopher M Austin
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART A | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
The Mictyris longicarpus (soldier crab) complete mitochondrial genome sequence is reported making it the first for the family Mictyridae and the second for the superfamily Ocypodoidea. The mitogenome is 15,548 base pairs made up of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs and a non-coding AT-rich region. The soldier crab mitogenome gene order is characteristic of brachyuran crabs with a base composition of 36.58% for T, 19.15% for C, 32.43% for A and 11.83% for G, with an AT bias of 69.01%.
Funding for this study was provided by the Monash University Malaysia Tropical Medicine and Biology Multidisciplinary Platform. The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.