The mitogenome of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Sergios Orestis Kolokotronis, Jonathan Foox, Jeffrey A. Rosenfeld, Mercer R. Brugler, Darryl Reeves, Joshua B. Benoit, Warren Booth, Grant Robison, Michael Steffen, Zoe Sakas, Subba R. Palli, Coby Schal, Stephen Richards, Apurva Narechania, Richard H. Baker, Louis N. Sorkin, George Amato, Christopher E. Mason, Mark E. Siddall, Rob DeSalle

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We report the extraction of a bed bug mitogenome from high-throughput sequencing projects originally focused on the nuclear genome of Cimex lectularius. The assembled mitogenome has a similar AT nucleotide composition bias found in other insects. Phylogenetic analysis of all protein-coding genes indicates that C. lectularius is clearly a member of a paraphyletic Cimicomorpha clade within the Order Hemiptera.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-427
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Arthropods
  • Blood feeding
  • Hemiptera
  • Pest
  • True bugs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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