The complete mitogenome of the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Nephropidae)
Han Ming Gan, Mun Hua Tan, Huan You Gan, Yin Peng Lee, Christopher M Austin
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART A | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
The clawed lobster Nephrops norvegicus is an important commercial species in European waters. We have sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of the species from a partial genome scan using Next-Gen sequencing. The N. norvegicus has a mitogenome of 16,132 base pairs (71.22% A+ T content) comprising 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 21 transfer RNAs, and a putative 1259 bp non-coding AT-rich region. This mitogenome is the second fully characterized for the family Nephropidae and the first for the genus Nephrops. The mitogenome gene order is identical to the Maine lobster, Homarus americanus with the exception of the possible loss of the trnI gene.
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 article.