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

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The AMNH team thanks the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, the Korein Foundation and The Lewis and Dorothy B. Cullman Molecular Systematics Program at the AMNH for supportingthis project. C. E. Mason would to like to thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Grant no. 2015-13964), the Bert L. and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation, the Irma T. Hirschl and Monique Weill-Caulier Charitable Trusts, the WorldQuant Foundation, the STARR Consortium (Grant no. I9-A9-071) and support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Grant no. R25EB020393 and the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award). D. Reeves was supported by NIH Grant no. F31GM111053. The BCM team acknowledges funding for genome sequencing, assembly and automated annotation from the National Human Genome Research Institute (Grant no. U54 HG003273 to Richard A. Gibbs). W. Booth was supported by the Oklahoma Center for the advancement of Science and Technology (Grant no. HR13-211).

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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