The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Dendronephthya gigantea (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Nephtheidae)

  • Park, Eun-Ji (Division of EcoScience, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Kim, Bo-A (Division of EcoScience, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Won, Yong-Jin (Division of EcoScience, Ewha Womans University)
  • Received : 2010.09.20
  • Accepted : 2010.11.12
  • Published : 2010.11.30


We sequenced the whole mitochondrial genome of Dendronephthya gigantea (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Nephteidae), the first mitochondrial genome sequence report in the Family Nephtheidae. The mitochondrial genome of D. gigantea was 18,842 bp in length, and contained 14 protein coding genes (atp6 and 8, cox1-3, cytb, nd1-6 and 4L, and msh1), two ribosomal RNAs, and only one transfer RNA. The gene content and gene order is identical to other octocorals sequenced to date. The portion of the noncoding regions is slightly larger than the other octocorals (5.08% compared to average 3.98%). We expect that the information of gene content, gene order, codon usage, noncoding region and protein coding gene sequence could be used in the further analysis of anthozoan phylogeny.


Supported by : Korea Research Foundation


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