The complete mitogenome of the freshwater crayfish Cherax cainii ( Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastacidae)
Christopher M Austin, Mun Hua Tan, Laurence J Croft, Han Ming Gan
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART A | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
The complete mitochondrial genome of Cherax cainii was recovered from partial genome sequencing data using the HiSeq platform. The mitogenome consists of 15,801 base pairs (69% A + T content) containing 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs and a 783 bp non-coding AT-rich region. This is the second completely sequenced mitogenome from the genus Cherax after the first reported Cherax destructor mitogenome nearly a decade ago.
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.