Complete genome sequence of the mitochondrial DNA of the river lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum

Yuri L. Kawai, Kei Yura, Miyuki Shindo, Rie Kusakabe, Keiko Hayashi, Kenichiro Hata, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Kohji Okamura

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Abstract

Lampreys are eel-like jawless fishes evolutionarily positioned between invertebrates and vertebrates, and have been used as model organisms to explore vertebrate evolution. In this study we determined the complete genome sequence of the mitochondrial DNA of the Japanese river lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum, using next-generation sequencers. The sequence was 16,272 bp in length. The gene content and order were identical to those of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, which has been the reference among lamprey species. However, the sequence similarity was less than 90%, suggesting the need for the whole-genome sequencing of L. japonicum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-864
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 2
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Agnathan
  • Japanese river lamprey
  • Lethenteron japonicum
  • mitochondrial genome
  • next-generation sequencing
  • vertebrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Kawai, Y. L., Yura, K., Shindo, M., Kusakabe, R., Hayashi, K., Hata, K., Nakabayashi, K., & Okamura, K. (2015). Complete genome sequence of the mitochondrial DNA of the river lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum. Mitochondrial DNA, 26(6), 863-864. https://doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2013.861432