The complete mitochondrial genome of Dendrophyllia minuscula (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from the NEOM region of the Northern Red Sea

Tullia Isotta Terraneo, Roberto Arrigoni, Fabio Marchese, Giovanni Chimienti, Ameer Abdulla Eweida, Mattie Rodrigue, Francesca Benzoni

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The scleractinian coral family Dendrophylliidae is a major component of shallow and deep-water coral ecosystems worldwide, but our knowledge on the evolutionary history of the family remains scarce. Here, we used ezRAD coupled with Illumina sequencing technology and reconstructed the complete mitochondrial genome of Dendrophyllia minuscula (GenBank accession number OL634845), from mesophotic depths in the Red Sea NEOM area. The mitochondrial genome of D. minuscula consisted of 19,054 bp, organized in 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, and 2 tRNA genes, in agreement with the Scleractinia typical mitogenome organization. This complete mitochondrial genome contributes toward a better knowledge of mesophotic and deep-water coral diversity and evolutionary history.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-850
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 12 2022

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