The complete mitogenome of the Australian spiny crayfish Euastacus yarraensis (McCoy, 1888) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastacidae)
Han Ming Gan, Mun Hua Tan, Christopher M Austin
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART A | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
The mitochondrial genome sequence of the Australian crayfish, Euastacus yarraensis, is documented and compared with other Australian crayfish genera. Euastacus yarraensis has a mitogenome of 15,548 base pairs consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs, and a non-coding AT-rich region. The base composition of E. yarraensis mitogenome is 32.39% for T, 22.45% for C, 34.43% for A, and 10.73% for G, with an AT bias of 66.82%. The mitogenome gene order conforms to what is considered the primitive arrangement for parastacid crayfish.
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. We are grateful to M. B. Schultz for collecting and providing the sample.