The mitochondrial genome of Pomacea maculata (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae)

Qianqian Yang, Suwen Liu, Fan Song, Hu Li, Jinpeng Liu, Guangfu Liu, Xiaoping Yu

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The golden apple snail, Pomacea maculata Perry, 1810 (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae) is one of the most serious invasive alien species from the native range of South America. The mitochondrial genome of P. maculata (15 516 bp) consists of 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, two rRNAs, and 22 tRNAs) and a non-coding region with a 16 bp repeat unit. Most mitochondrial genes of P. maculata are distributed on the H-strand, except eight tRNA genes, which are encoded on the L-strand. A phylogenetic analysis showed that there was a close relationship between P. maculata and another invasive golden apple snail species, Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1822).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2895-2896
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Golden apple snails
  • Mitogenome
  • Pomacea maculata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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