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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 33, No. 6, 2012, pp. 111-120
Bioline Code: zr12093
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2012, pp. 111-120

 en Complete mitogenome of the Painted Jezebel, Delias hyparete check for this species in other resources Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) and its comparison with other butterfly species
SHI, Qinghui; XIA, Jing; SUN, Xiaoyan; HAO, Jiasheng & YANG, Qun


In the present study, we report the first complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of the Painted Jezebel, Delias hyparete check for this species in other resources . The mitogenome of Delias hyparete is 15 186 bp in length, and has typical sets of 37 genes: 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 2 ribosomal RNAs, 22 transfer RNAs and a non-coding A+T-rich region. All protein-coding genes are initiated by ATN codons, except for COI, which is tentatively designated by the CGA codon, as observed in other butterfly species. A total of 10 PCGs harbored the complete termination codon TAA or TAG, while the COI, COII and ND5 genes ended at a single T residue. All 22 tRNA genes show typical clover structures, with the exception of the tRNASer(AGN) which lacks the dihydrouridine (DHU) stem and is instead replaced by a simple loop. Thirteen intergenic spacers totaling 153 bp, and 13 overlapping regions totaling 46 bp are scattered throughout the whole genome. The 377 bp long of D. hyparete A+T-rich region is not comprised of large repetitive sequences, but harbors several features characteristic of the lepidopteran insects, including the motif ATAGA followed by an 18 bp poly-T stretch, a microsatellite-like (AT)5 element preceded by the ATTTA motif, an 10 bp polyA-like stretch (AAAAATAAAA) present immediately upstream tRNAMet.

Lepidoptera; Pieridae; Delias hyparete; Mitochondrial genome

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